Tab completion

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Fri Apr 3 00:06:56 CEST 2009

On 2009-04-02 09:59, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> I like tab-completion, but I'd rather not be reduced to typing spaces for
> indents in the interpreter. What do other people do?

> Any other suggestions or hints?

I use IPython. The completion is set up (I don't know how) such that tabbing for 
indentation does not trigger the completer. Additionally, you get reasonable 
auto-indents inside functions and loops so I rarely have to tab in the first place.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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