Is it possible to disable readline in the interactive interpreter?

Tim Golden mail at
Mon Jun 8 14:31:01 EDT 2009

Paul Moore wrote:
> I run Python on Windows. I have the (pure Python) pyreadline package
> installed for (occasional) use by IPython. However, when I use the
> normal Python interactive prompt, the mere fact that the readline
> module exists means that it gets used.

I used to get round this by installing pyreadline within the
iPython package, so it only appeared to exist from that
app's POV.


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