Tab-completion in tutorial
__peter__ at web.de
Sat Jan 21 08:25:13 EST 2012
Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> I'm reading the part of the tutorial that talks about tab-completion, and
> I think the docs are wrong.
> The "more capable startup file" example given claims:
> # Add auto-completion and a stored history file of commands to your Python
> # interactive interpreter. Requires Python 2.0+, readline. Autocomplete is
> # bound to the Esc key by default (you can change it - see readline docs).
> but I have tried it, and it doesn't seem to actually bind autocomplete to
> Is this a documentation bug, or am I doing something wrong?
I've just tried it on Kubuntu's konsole. I see strange reactions:
After typing "imp" I have to hit ESC three times before "ort" is added, and
afterwards a character is swallowed. However, I can get the expected
behaviour after binding the key explicitly with
>>> import readline
>>> readline.parse_and_bind("esc: complete")
I'm not sure whether Python is to blame or Ubuntu; it may be an interference
with konsole's key bindings.
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