[Tutor] Python interpreter with command history?

Huw Davies huw.davies at kerberos.davies.net.au
Mon Nov 15 06:39:29 CET 2004

On 15/11/2004, at 2:40 PM, Christopher rasch wrote:

> The default Python interpreter on Mac OS X doesn't seem to have a 
> command history (such as you get in bash or tcsh).  Any ideas how to 
> turn such a thing on?  The python documentation says that some 
> interpreters have such a feature, but I haven't yet been able to 
> locate a command line interpreter with such a feature.   Anyone 
> recommend alternative interpreters?

Interesting - I have fink installed and use the python in /sw/bin/fink 
and it has command recall but as you point out the "default" OS X 
python (/usr/bin/python) seems to built without it.

If you already have fink setup, I guess the easiest solution might be 
to install python from it. I suspect that the only way to get command 
recall will be to recompile python.

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