More random python observations from a perl programmer

Richard Jones Richard.Jones at fulcrum.com.au
Fri Aug 20 01:26:54 CEST 1999


[Tom Christiansen]
> That just triggers:
> 
>     % python
>     Python 1.5.1 (#1, Sep  3 1998, 22:51:17)  [GCC 2.7.2.3] 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.

   Mmmm.  Step 1 for me on a new RedHat system is almost always to replace the 
Python install with something usable like Oliver Andrich's RPMs from 
http://www.andrich.net/

   It annoys me that they ship such a minimalist version :(


       Richard






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