bpython-apipkg-execnet / CHANGELOG


Fixed issues:
#36 when typing a float literal bpython autocompletes int methods
#40 Autocompletion for file names
#27 Indenting doesn't reset

bpython configuration has moved from ~/.bpython.ini to ~/.bpython/config (currently
still supporting fallback)

leftovers of statusbar when exiting bpython cleaned up

bpython now does not crash when a 'popup' goes out of window bounds

numerous fixes and improvements to parentheses highlighting

made *all* keys configurable (except for arrow keys/pgup/pgdown)


Full unicode support

Configurable hotkey support

Theming support

Pastemode, disables syntax highlighting during a paste for faster pasting, highlights when done

Parentheses matching

Argument highlighting

help() now uses an external pager if available.

Fix for highlighting prefixed strings.

Fix to reset string highlighting after a SyntaxError.

bpython now uses optparse for option parsing and it supports --version now.
Configuration files are no longer passed by the first command line argument
but by the -c command line switch.

Fix for problem related to editing lines in the history:

Fixed a small but annoying bug with sys.argv ini file passing

Fix for Python 2.6 to monkeypatch they way it detects callables in rlcompleter

Config file conversion fix

Module import completion added.

Changed to due to no longer offering a pastebin

Switched to .ini file format for config file.

White background-friendly colour scheme added.

C-l now clears the screen.

SyntaxError now correctly added to history to prevent it garbling up on a

Probably some other things, but I hate changelogs. :)

It's been a long while since the last release and there've been numerous little
bugfixes and extras here and there so I'm putting this out as 0.8.0. Check the
hg commit history if you want more info:

Menno sent me some patches to fix some stuff:
    * Socket error handled when submitting to a pastebin.
    * Resizing could crash if you resize small enough.

'self' in arg list is now highlighted a different colour.

flush_output option added to config to control whether output is flushed to
stdout or not on exit.

Piping something to bpython made it lock up as stdin was not the keyboard -
bpython just executes stdin and exits instead of trying to do something clever.

Mark Florisson (eggy) gave me a patch that stops weird breakage when unicode
objects get added into the output buffer - they now get encoded into the output

Bohdan Vlasyuk sent me a patch that fixes a problem with the above patch from
Mark if sys.__stdout__.encoding didn't exist.

Save to file now outputs executable code (i.e. without the >>> and ... and with
"# OUT: " prepended to all output lines). I never used this feature much but
someone asked for this behaviour.

Added support for a history file, defaults to ~/.pythonhist and 100 lines but
is configurable from the rc file (see sample-rc).

Charles Duffy has added a yank/put thing - C-k and C-y. He also ran the code
through some PEP-8 checker thing and fixed up a few old habits I manage to
break but didn't manage to fix the code to reflect this - thank you!

Jørgen Tjernø has fixed up the autoindentation issues we encountered when
bringing soft tabs in.

SyntaxError, ValueError and OverflowError are now caught properly
(code.InteractiveInterpreter treats these as different to other exceptions as
it doesn't print the whole traceback, so a different handler is called). This
was discovered as I was trying to stop autoindentation from occurring on a
SyntaxError, which has also been fixed.

'.' now in sys.path on startup.

C-d behaviour changed so it no longer exits if the current line isn't empty.

Extra linebreak added to end of stdout flush.

pygments and pyparsing are now dependencies.

Jørgen Tjernø has done lots of cool things like write a manpage and .desktop
file and improved the way tabbing works and also added home, end and del key
handling as well as C-w for deleting words - thanks a lot!

raw_input() and all its friends now work fine.

PYTHONSTARTUP handled without blowing up on stupid errors (it now parses the
file at once instead of feeding it to the repl line-by-line).

KeyboardInterrupt handler clears the list window properly now.

Forgot to switch rpartition to split for 2.4 compat.

The help() now works (as far as I can see) exactly the same
as the vanilla help() in the regular interpreter. I copied some
code from to make it handle the special cases, e.g.

Somehow it escaped my attention that the list window was never
fully using the rightmost column, except for the first row. This
is because me and numbers don't have the best relationship. I think
stability is really improving with the latest spat of bugfixes,
keep me informed of any bugs.

No noticeable changes except that bpython should now work with
Python 2.4. Personally I think it's silly to make a development
tool work with an out of date version of Python but some people
seem to disagree. The only real downside is that I had to do a
horrible version of all() using reduce(), otherwise there's no
real differences in the code.

Now you can configure a ~/.bpythonrc file (or pass a rc file at the
command line (bpython /foo/bar). See README for details.

help() actually displays the full help page, and I fixed up the
ghetto pager a little.

Now you can hit tab to display the autocomplete list, rather than
have it pop up automatically as you type which, apparently, annoys

A few people have commented that the help() built-in function
doesn't work so well with bpython, since Python will try to output
the help string to PAGER (usually "less") which obviously makes
everything go wrong when curses is involved. With a bit of hackery
I've written my own ghetto pager and injected my own help function
into the interpreter when it initialises in an attempt to rectify this.
As such, it's pretty untested but it seems to be working okay for me.
Suggestions/bug reports/patches are welcome regarding this.

Well, hopefully we're one step closer to making the list sizing
stuff work. I really hate doing code for that kind of thing as I
never get it quite right, but with perseverence it should end up
being completely stable; it's not the hardest thing in the world.

Various cosmetic fixes have been put in at the request of a bunch
of people who were kind enough to send me emails regarding their

PYTHONSTARTUP is now dealt with and used properly, as per the vanilla

It looks like the last release was actually pretty bug-free, aside
from one tiny bug that NEVER ACTUALLY HAPPENS but someone was bugging
me about it anyway, oh well.

It's been quite a long time since the last update, due to several
uninteresting and invalid excuses, but I finally reworked the list
drawing procedures so the crashing seems to have been taken care of
to an extent. If it still crashes, the way I've written it will hopefully
allow a much more robust way of fixing it, one that might actually work.

Thanks to Aaron Gallagher for pointing out a case where the hugely
inefficient list generation routines were actually making a significant
issue; they're much more efficient now and should hopefully not cause
any more problems.

Thanks to Klaus Alexander Seis for the expanduser() patch.
Auto indent works on multiple levels now.

Now with auto-indent. Let me know if it's annoying.

Thanks a lot to Angus Gibson for submitting a patch to fix a problem
I was having with initialising the keyboard stuff in curses properly.

Also a big thanks to John Beisley for providing the patch that shows
a class __init__ method's argspec on class instantiation.

I've fixed up the argspec display so it handles really long argspecs
(e.g. subprocess.Popen()) and doesn't crash if something horrible
happens (rather, it avoids letting something horrible happen).

I decided to add a key that will get rid of the autocomplete window,
since it can get in the way. C-l seemed like a good choice, since
it would work well as a side-effect of redrawing the screen (at 
least that makes sense to me). In so doing I also cleaned up a lot
of the reevaluating and resizing code so that a lot of the strange
output seen on Rewind/resize seems to be gone.

The fix for the last bug broke the positioning of the autocomplete
box, whoops.

That pesky bug keeps coming up. I think it's finally nailed but
it's just a matter of testing and hoping. I hate numbers.

I'm having a bit of trouble with some integer division that's
causing trouble when a certain set of circumstances arise,
and I think I've taken care of that little bug, since it's
a real pain in the ass and only creeps up when I'm actually
doing something useful, so I'll test it for a bit and release
it as hopefully a bug fixed version.

A little late in the day to start a changelog, but here goes...
This version fixed another annoying little bug that was causing
crashes given certain exact circumstances. I always find it's the
way with curses and sizing of windows and things...

I've also got bpython to try looking into pydoc if no matches
are found for the argspec, which means the builtins have argspecs
too now, hooray.