[Nix-dev] python interpreter: interactive editing

Christopher Howard cmhoward2 at alaska.edu
Wed Jan 30 21:10:52 CET 2013

Hi. I used nix to install python-2.7.3 on an older Linux system using
Nix. Overall, seems to work fine, except one quirk: the python
interpreter doesn't allow interactive editing or history substitution
(i.e., readline style). But the python-2.7.3 documents suggests it has
this functionality. Does anyone know if this is something that is
optionally compiled into Python, or does a setting have to be changed
somewhere, or...? I tend to live in the interpreter of whatever
language I am using, so it is an important issue to me.

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