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This is pyrepl 0.8.1, a readline-a-like in Python.

It requires python 2.2 (or newer) with the curses and termios modules
built and features:

 * sane multi-line editing
 * history, with incremental search
 * completion, including displaying of available options
 * a fairly large subset of the readline emacs-mode keybindings
   (adding more is mostly just a matter of typing)
 * a liberal, Python-style, license
 * a new python top-level
 * no global variables, so you can run two or more independent readers
   without having their histories interfering.
 * no hogging of control -- it should be easy to integrate pyrepl into
   YOUR application's event loop.
 * generally speaking, a much more interactive experience than readline
   (it's a bit like a cross between readline and emacs's mini-buffer)
 * unicode support (given terminal support)

There are probably still a few little bugs & misfeatures, but _I_ like
it, and use it as my python top-level most of the time.

To get a feel for it, just execute:

$ python pythoni

(One point that may confuse: because the arrow keys are used to move
up and down in the command currently being edited, you need to use ^P
and ^N to move through the history)

If you like what you see, you can install it with the familiar

$ python install

which will also install the above "pythoni" script.

Please direct comments to

(If you've released open source software you'll know how frustrating
it is to see a couple of hundred downloads and only get a handful of
emails, so don't think I'll be irritated by the banality of your

Summary of 0.8.1:
 + Fixes 
   - in the area of unbound keys and unknown commands
   - in quoted-insert
   - in unicode support
 + make Reader and subclasses new-style classes
   - make the inheritance hierachy look like this
                    /      \
      HistoricalReader   CompletingReader
                    \      /
     Turns out I've been wanting new-style classes since before they existed!
   - needed to slightly change the way keymaps are built

Summary of 0.8.0:
 + A whole bundle of things.
   - unicode support (although working out what encoding the terminal 
     is using can be "tricky")
   - internal rearchitecting 
   - probably a bunch of new bugs...
 + Development and web-presence moved to

Summary of new stuff in 0.7.1:
 + A non-broken

Summary of new stuff in 0.7.0:
 + Moved to a package architecture.
 + Wrote a (very simple!) distutils script.
 + Changed the keyspec format to be more sensible.  See the docstring
   in pyrepl/ for more information.
 + Portability fixes.
 + Various tortuous changes to use 2.2 features where possible but
   retaining 2.1 support (I hope; haven't got a 2.1 here to test with).
 + Jumping up and down on control-C now shouldn't dump you out of
   pyrepl (via a large hammer kind of approach).
 + Bug fixes, particularly in the history handling stuff.
 + reader.Reader has a new method, bind(), intended to be used by the
 + Changes to the init file handling.
 + Sundry code reorganization.  Libraries built on top of pyrepl will
   probably require small modifications (but I'm not sure anyone has
   written any of these yet!).
 + A prototypical pygame console.
           -- see CHANGES for more details and older news

Tip: Filter by directory path e.g. /media app.js to search for public/media/app.js.
Tip: Use camelCasing e.g. ProjME to search for
Tip: Filter by extension type e.g. /repo .js to search for all .js files in the /repo directory.
Tip: Separate your search with spaces e.g. /ssh pom.xml to search for src/ssh/pom.xml.
Tip: Use ↑ and ↓ arrow keys to navigate and return to view the file.
Tip: You can also navigate files with Ctrl+j (next) and Ctrl+k (previous) and view the file with Ctrl+o.
Tip: You can also navigate files with Alt+j (next) and Alt+k (previous) and view the file with Alt+o.