Documentation bug: Python console behaviour changed

Tim Golden tim.golden at viacom-outdoor.co.uk
Tue Jul 19 15:05:42 CEST 2005


[Lucas Raab]
| Peter Hansen wrote:
| > Kay Schluehr wrote:
| > 
| >> The documentation of the Python console behaviour is not correct
| >> anymore for Python 2.4.1. At least for the Win2K system 
| I'm working on
| >> 'Ctrl-Z' does not shut down the console but 'Ctrl-D' etc.
| >>
| >> The Python interpreter tells me instead:
| >>
| >>
| >>>>> quit
| >>
| >>
| >> 'Use Ctrl-Z plus Return to exit.'
| >>
| >> Nah, 'Ctrl-Z' is now undo :-)
| > 
| > 
| > Are you really using the console, started with the "Command 
| Prompt" icon 
| > from the Start Menu (or some equivalent)?  And are you sure 
| you haven't 
| > installed something else that magically changed the 
| behaviour of Ctrl-Z?
| > 
| > (I get the documented behaviour with Python 2.4.1, under Win XP.)
| > 
| > -Peter
| 
| I'm getting the same behavior as Kay.

Usually means you have a readline package installed:

I know that this one gives the effect described:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/uncpythontools/

Don't know about this one:

http://newcenturycomputers.net/projects/readline.html

TJG

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