My tools of the trade for python programming.
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# $Id:,v 1.1 2010-01-22 18:46:27 wirawan Exp $
# wpylib.interactive_tools
# Created: 20091204
# Wirawan Purwanto
# Simple and dirty tools for interactive python mode
import sys
def init_interactive():
# ERROR: this still does not work. we need to execute the statements
# in the global (base) namespace, not in this function's namespace.
# Assume interactive python, create a completer if it hasn't been
# loaded. This is needed for e.g. sciclone, jaguar with no ipython
# there.
if 'rlcompleter' not in sys.modules \
and 'IPython.ipy_completers' not in sys.modules:
import readline
except ImportError:
print "Module readline not available."
print "Loading classic readline/rlcompleter."
import rlcompleter
readline.parse_and_bind("tab: complete")
_histfile = os.path.join(os.environ["HOME"], ".pyhistory")
# read history, if it exists
if os.path.exists(_histfile):
# register saving handler
atexit.register(readline.write_history_file, _histfile)
del _histfile