Interactive problems with Python 1.6

Dave Lambert dlambert at danielind.com
Wed Sep 20 15:18:23 CEST 2000


Thanks, that works fine.

For others. The solution is to uncomment the following line in the
Modules/Setup file:

readline readline.c -lreadline -ltermcap


Fredrik Lundh wrote:

> Dave wrote:
> > I am relativly new to Python, but recently upgraded to version 1.6 from
> > 1.5.2 on Mandrake Linux. I have noticed that the up arrow key (among
> > other control keys) has ceased to function as expected. Instead it
> > misbehaves as follows:
> >
> > Python 1.6 (#1, Sep 15 2000, 11:08:57)  [GCC 2.95.3 19991030
> > (prerelease)] on linux2
> > Copyright (c) 1995-2000 Corporation for National Research Initiatives.
> > All Rights Reserved.
> > Copyright (c) 1991-1995 Stichting Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam.
> > All Rights Reserved.
> > >>> import math
> > >>> print math.pi
> > 3.14159265359
> > >>> ^[[A
> > # Up arrow key pressed here !!!
> >
> > Any help would be most appreciated.
>
> on Unix, command line editing is provided by an optional
> readline module, which uses the GNU readline library.
>
> the source distribution README file should contain more
> info on this.  also see appendix A in the tutorial, and FAQ
> entry 3.7:
>
>     http://www.python.org/doc/current/tut/node13.html
>     http://www.python.org/doc/FAQ.html#3.7
>
> </F>



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