[OS X 10.5] hitting TAB inserts ./ in interactive mode ?

Ned Deily nad at acm.org
Sat Sep 18 20:28:57 CEST 2010

In article <i71rq5$4t9$4 at lust.ihug.co.nz>,
 Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:

> In message <mailman.850.1284782522.29448.python-list at python.org>, Ned Deily 
> wrote: 
> >     try:
> >         import readline
> >     except ImportError:
> >         print("Module readline not available.")
> >     else:
> >         import rlcompleter
> >         readline.parse_and_bind("tab: complete")
> > 
> > Note the print() form which works with either Python 2 or 3.
> You should be writing diagnostics to stderr, not stdout.

In general, sure.   Statements in a PYTHONSTARTUP file, like here, are 
only executed in interactive mode and it isn't likely that someone is 
going to be redirecting stdout or stderr; that would kind of defeat the 
purpose of readline completion functions which is what this is all 
about.  But, if you feel strongly about it, I'm sure a contributed patch 
to improve the rlcompleter documentation would be welcome.

 Ned Deily,
 nad at acm.org

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