More random python observations from a perl programmer
mwh21 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Aug 20 00:50:44 CEST 1999
Tom Christiansen <tchrist at mox.perl.com> writes:
> [courtesy cc of this posting mailed to cited author]
> In comp.lang.python,
> Michael Hudson <mwh21 at cam.ac.uk> writes:
> :Ah, have you discovered rlcompleter yet? Put this in your ~/.pythonrc:
> :import rlcompleter
Try making that
import rlcompleter, readline
(sound of forehead being smacked)
> :readline.parse_and_bind('tab: complete')
> :set PYTHONSTARTUP=~/.pythonrc and then in python type:
> :and whack tab a couple of times. This should definitely be better
> :advertised; I use it all the time.
> That just triggers:
> % python
> Python 1.5.1 (#1, Sep 3 1998, 22:51:17) [GCC 18.104.22.168] on linux-i386
> Copyright 1991-1995 Stichting Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam
> Traceback (innermost last):
> File "/home/tchrist/.pythonrc", line 2, in ?
> readline.parse_and_bind('tab: complete')
> NameError: readline
> Time to do a real install. Hate redHate.
You might need to do that too.
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