[Python-Dev] oh, and any interest in my readline history stuff?
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Thu, 6 Jul 2000 00:35:30 -0400 (EDT)
Skip Montanaro writes:
> instead when you retrieve it from the history. I find this particularly
> annoying and would much rather have the line-by-line recall that older
> versions of bash (and now Python) support.
This is something where you'd really want to be able to select which
you prefer and toggle back and forth. I usually want a whole block,
but sometimes I want to construct a new block from pieces of previous
> I've never used IDLE. What does it do to facilitate command recall and
> editing that's much different than Python or bash? Would it pop up the
> above Python for loop into a text editor widget and execute it when the
> widget is closed?
No; it retrieves the whole multi-line block and inserts is at the
prompt, allowing you to edit any part of it before type <Return> to
execute. It's better than the bash behavior because it doesn't
replace the actual newlines with semicolon separators (which wouldn't
be sufficient for arbitrary Python code anyway).
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at beopen.com>
BeOpen PythonLabs Team Member