[Python-ideas] PTPython REPL in IDLE

Anders Hovmöller boxed at killingar.net
Thu Sep 13 00:58:36 EDT 2018

>> Have y’all seen ptpython’s autocomplete and syntax highlighting 
>> features? 
> No. Do you have a link? What specific features have excited you?

IPython autocomplete is now powered by ptpython and Jedi. So if you’ve used it recently you’re already familiar with it. 

In the context of IDLE it seems like Jedi is the relevant piece of technology. Ptpython is short for “prompt toolkit Python”, ie command line/text mode. 

/ Anders

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