ipython and gnureadline

mf2k at macports.org mf2k at macports.org
Wed Aug 8 19:03:52 UTC 2018

On Aug 5, 2018, at 8:59 AM, Joshua Root <jmr at macports.org> wrote:
> Does ipython still need a gnureadline dependency now that it's using
> prompt_toolkit? All mention of readline seems to have been removed from
> the setup.py at least.

I’m no expert, but it certainly appears to no longer be needed. 

From the documentation [1], the description of prompt_toolkit reads “It can be a very advanced pure Python replacement for GNU readline …”. 

[1] https://python-prompt-toolkit.readthedocs.io/en/master/ <https://python-prompt-toolkit.readthedocs.io/en/master/>


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