Bug: Readline getting stuck on Linux and Solaris

Jan Kybic Jan.Kybic at epfl.ch
Tue Nov 7 09:49:41 CET 2000


Hi,
	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. 

Anybody has encountered a similar behaviour?

I currently do not have too much time to hunt this bug down, so I just
disable readline and use Python from a shell in Emacs, which gives me
the command line history, but if there is something simple I can do, I
will be happy to help.

Thanks,

Jan

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