[Python-Dev] 2.5 issues need resolving in a few days

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Fri Jun 9 16:28:47 CEST 2006

On Fri, Jun 09, 2006, Paul Moore wrote:
> On 6/9/06, Aahz <aahz at pythoncraft.com> wrote:
>> There was also discussion of a change to the way "quit" works in
>> interactive mode.  I see no record of it, so I guess that's not going in,
>> either.
> It's already in 2.5a2, if I'm thinking of the same thing you are...

Okay, I guess I mis-remembered what had been agreed to.  Should this go
into What's New?  This also disagrees with Misc/NEWS:

- Patch #1446372: quit and exit can now be called from the interactive
  interpreter to exit.

Here are my tests:

: python
Python 2.4 (#1, Jan 17 2005, 14:59:14)
[GCC 3.3.3 (NetBSD nb3 20040520)] on netbsd2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> quit
'Use Ctrl-D (i.e. EOF) to exit.'

> ./python
Python 2.5a2 (trunk:46583, May 31 2006, 20:56:06)
[GCC 4.0.2 20050808 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.0.1-4ubuntu9)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> quit
Use quit() or Ctrl-D (i.e. EOF) to exit
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