using arrow keys in the python shell on Mac OS X

mtbeedee at mtbeedee at
Fri Jan 20 18:06:05 CET 2006

You need libreadline to make it work.  For some stupid reason OSX
doesnt come with it installed.

just get the gzipped one from here:

then gunzip it and put the into

then fire up python again and it should work.

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