[Python-Dev] Hi, and a question about filename completion via
readline in Python 2.3
mwh at python.net
Thu Sep 25 13:50:10 EDT 2003
Fernando Perez <fperez at colorado.edu> writes:
> Michael Hudson wrote:
>> Fernando Perez <fperez at colorado.edu> writes:
>>>work. I personally (and many others) use ipython as my main python
>>>shell, and I fell it provides a superior working environment to
>>>anything else I've seen out there (especially if you need to combine
>>>python work with manipulating underlying files).
>> Bet pyrepl still canes it for multi-line work :-)
> It does for on-site multi-line work (though ipython now has an @edit
> command which is a reasonable substitute). But ipython has a ton more
> features that make it a fuller environment. As I said before (long
> ago), it would be cool if we could integrate the two a bit more. Care
> to give it a go (off-list)?
<sigh> not right now. Too much else to do. But one day, I promise!
>>>So ultimately my concerns are:
>>>- is there currently a way to re-enable readline filename completion,
>>> as suggested in that thread?
>> Yes. Do it yourself, in your completer function. Is it really that
>> hard? I would have thought os.path + glob would make it a five line
>> or so excercise.
> Oh well, I'll do it myself then. I'm a bit bummed to see
> functionality disappear in a release, but I can live with it.
The problem before was that there was *no way* of preventing the files
from appearing in the completion list. I don't think their appearence
there was ever intended. I just don't know enough about readline to
know if implementing a
function is feasible. But that won't appease your users who have 2.3,
> I have more and more 2.3 users who aren't too happy about this
> change, so I'll just go ahead and implement it.
Didn't *any* of them try the betas? This change is plenty old.
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