> Excerpts from ext.python: 3-Feb-94 Re: Python 1.0 & gnu readline Jon
> Eisenberg@u.washingt (1215*)
>> Readline is really essential to using Python interactively
> Now, now, it depends on your installation. All the typescript tools I use
> (GNU Emacs shell, Andrew typescript and tm) have line recall and editing
> built-in already, so building readline into every executable is a real waste,
> and can become a positive distraction, if the two different (or *three*
> different, for those who use tcsh) readline systems interact badly. I invite
> you to junk xterm and move up in the world.
Have you heard of ile (Input Line Editor)? It provides line edit/history
capability to any interactive line-oriented application by using a pseudo
terminal wrapper. Clever! You invoke it like this...
ile python (or sh, ftp, tclsh, rc, etc.)
Robert C. Pendleton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote it, and I found it using archie (I
don't recall where). I had to make some changes to get the meta key to work,
but I've gotten it to the point where it behaves nearly identical to readline
(on my sun, that is).
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