Bug: Readline+NumTut getting stuck on Linux and Solaris

Jan Kybic Jan.Kybic at epfl.ch
Tue Nov 7 15:51:14 CET 2000

> 	I am using Python 2.0, I downloaded it in the RPM form and I
> also compiled it from source on both Linux RedHat 6.2 and Solaris. In
> both cases, when I have the readline module enabled, the keyboard
> input gets stuck. Reproducibly, when I import some of my modules
> (which are unfortunately too big to include here), Python reads only a
> few keystrokes and then stops responding. Pressing Ctrl-C brings a
> 'Segmentation Error' message. 

I have nailed the problem down a little bit. The conflict manifests
itself when I 'import NumTut' from the Numerical Python package.
Just doing this hangs the keyboard input. Presumably a conflict
between threads and readline. Any comments?


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