Copyright © 2001, Chris Gonnerman
_rlsetup.c -- Python Readline Installer
Copyright (c) 1999 by Secret Labs AB.
Copyright (c) 1999 by Fredrik Lundh.
- Version 1.7 (December 3, 2005)
This new version contains completer support code by
Jürgen Hermann. Thanks! Now if I just had some documentation
- Version 1.6 (March 3, 2004)
Finally, a 2.3 compatible version! This version will not work with
Python versions before 2.3. Many thanks to Andre Alves who provided
the bugfix for the prompt.
- Version 1.5c (date mislaid)
Includes more minor bugfixes.
- Version 1.5b (January 24, 2002)
Includes minor bugfixes and a 2.2 binary courtesy of Alex Martelli.
- Version 1.5 (October 10, 2001)
Includes updates from Alex Martelli providing additional support
for "traditional" GNU readline functionality. This version does not
support versions of Python before 2.0.
- Version 1.4 (June 4, 2001) Adds the history file requested by
- Version 1.3 (June 2, 2001) Corrects another cosmetic bug,
and includes a DistUtils installer and Python 2.1 binary courtesy
of Alex Martelli.
- Version 1.2 (May 5, 2001) Fixes the site.py error message and
corrects a cosmetic bug.
- Version 1.1 (May 1, 2001) Uses a side-scrolling feature to avoid
the previous problems with running past the right edge of the screen.
- Version 1.0 (April 28, 2001) First public release.
This software enables line editing and (temporary) history for Python on
Windows. _rlsetup.c is ripped painfully from Fredrik Lundh's _wincon.c source code,
and so bears his copyright (and Secret Labs). However, blame me if it
doesn't work for you (but of course, you accept all responsibility for
this software as a condition for using it).
This package uses the following environment variables:
PYHISTFILE contains the name of the history file (default is
sys.prefix + "\\pyhist.txt").
PYHISTMAX is the maximum number of history lines to keep
(both in core and on disk).
Binary installers are available for Python 2.0 through 2.6. The source archive
includes a distutils setup.py installer if you want/need to build your own.