[Python-Dev] readline.clear_history()

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Aug 27 17:29:55 EDT 2003

> > > Hmmm...  the CVS log for Modules/readline.c makes mention of changes made
> > > to assure backward compatibility with readline 2.1 and 2.0, and #ifdefs
> > > some items as a result.  I suppose I could wrap a clear_history in the
> > > same.
> >
> >That's always better, of course.  How old were those log entries?
> Last December there's a checkin by you of a patch from Magnus Lie Hetland 
> to support 2.0/2.1, on the Python 2.3 branch.  More recently, this support 
> was backported to the Python 2.2 maintenance branch, and released in 
> 2.2.3.  In each case, the change revolves around an #ifdef for 
> HAVE_RL_COMPLETION_APPEND_CHARACTER, so presumably I can use the same 
> #ifdef to protect clear_history().  (Unless it's preferred to have a 
> distinct flag for this, but I have zero autoconf knowledge/experience, so I 
> might have to ask someone for help on that part.)

Nah, it looks like those featuers were introduced in the same GNU
readline release, so it's okay to test for the same symbol.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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