interactive interpreter, debugger and broken arrow keys with Mac OS X 10.2 Terminal
just at xs4all.nl
Mon Feb 17 17:53:00 CET 2003
In article <jpb-DD748E.07152317022003 at newsr3.tampabay.rr.com>,
Joe Block <jpb at ApesSeekingKnowledge.net> wrote:
> In article <mhC2a.92587$Ec4.79288 at rwcrnsc52.ops.asp.att.net>,
> Jim Correia <noone at nowhere.com.invalid> wrote:
> > In article <mailman.1045096428.18523.python-list at python.org>,
> > Jp Calderone <exarkun at intarweb.us> wrote:
> > > On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 12:12:14AM +0000, Jim Correia wrote:
> > > > When using the interactive interpreter or debugger with the Mac OS X
> > > > Terminal my arrow keys don't work as I'd expect (as they do in the
> > > > shell, gdb, etc.). Instead I get escape sequences like: ^[[A.
> > > >
> > > > How do I fix this?
> > >
> > > Enable readline support. This may be as simple as importing the
> > > "readline" module, or as difficult as building Python from source.
> > At the risk of asking the obvious, where can I read about this
> > (importing readline) support?
> > Maybe I'll have to build from source - there is nothing with readline in
> > its name in /usr/lib./python2.2. I'm using the python binary
> > distribution that came with the OS install.
> Make things a lot easier on yourself - go to http://fink.sourceforge.net
> and install fink. Once it's installed, installing python (and a lot of
> other unix utilities) is as easy as "fink install python"
Better grab the separate readline module for 2.2, which now has an
alternate location, while friday.com is still down:
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