[Python-Dev] oh, and any interest in my readline history stuff?

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@beopen.com
Wed, 5 Jul 2000 21:04:41 -0400 (EDT)

Guido van Rossum writes:
 > On the other hand, bash reads .profile and .bashrc and a few other
 > files by default, while Python reads such a file only when
 > $PYTHONSTARTUP is set.  I actually like this.

  Fair enough, though I'd be happy to change that as well. :)
  So perhaps $PYTHONHISTORY should specify the file name, and the
filename and size can also be set from the $PYTHONSTARTUP script if
desired, and a function call can be made to load the history?
  I'd prefer to *only* need to add a line or two to my $PYTHONSTARTUP
script, and not set yet more environment variables, if at all


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at beopen.com>
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