This is pyrepl 0.8.3, 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.
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(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 0.8.4:
+ python3 support
+ support for more readline hooks
+ backport various fixes from pypy
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:
Summary of 0.8.1:
- 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
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
+ 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.
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