This is pyrepl 0.8.4, a readline-a-like in Python.
It requires python 2.7 (or newer) 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 setup.py install
which will also install the above "pythoni" script.
Summary of 0.8.4:
- python3 support
- support for more readline hooks
- backport various fixes from pypy
- gracefully break on sys.stdout.close()
Summary of 0.8.3:
- First release from new home on bitbucket.
- Various fixes to pyrepl.readline.
- Allow pyrepl to run if unicodedata is unimportable.
Summary of 0.8.2:
This is the same version which is distributed with PyPy 1.4, which uses it as its default interactive interpreter:
- have the possibility of having a "CPython-like" prompt, with ">>>" as PS1 and "..." as PS2
- add the pyrepl.readline module, which exposes a subset of CPython's readline implemented on top of pyrepl
Add support for colored completions: see e.g. fancycomplete: http://bitbucket.org/antocuni/fancycompleter
- 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 codespeak.net
- Summary of new stuff in 0.7.1:
- A non-broken setup.py...
- Summary of new stuff in 0.7.0:
- Moved to a package architecture.
- Wrote a (very simple!) distutils setup.py script.
- Changed the keyspec format to be more sensible. See the docstring in pyrepl/keymap.py 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 user.
- 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