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Title: readline module for python 3.x on windows
Type: enhancement Stage: resolved
Components: Versions: Python 3.6
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Status: closed Resolution: postponed
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Assigned To: Nosy List: Ali Razmjoo, ezio.melotti, vstinner
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2016-02-01 12:21 by Ali Razmjoo, last changed 2016-03-18 18:23 by ezio.melotti. This issue is now closed.

Messages (3)
msg259322 - (view) Author: Ali Razmjoo (Ali Razmjoo) * Date: 2016-02-01 12:21
Hello,

I using python 2.7.10 on windows and there isn't any problem with this readline module, but it's not exist in python3.x on windows, is it possible to add it ? how?
msg259323 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-02-01 12:24
The Python readline is a thin wrapper on top of the UNIX readline library.

You need a port of the readline library to Windows. There are some ports, but I don't think that Python can take the responsability to endorse them, ports seem unofficial.

Example: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/readline.htm -- last release 8 years ago...

MinGW & Cygwin have readline on Windows, but it's a different tool chain (GCC) than the current toolchain used by Python on Windows (Visual Studio).
msg261983 - (view) Author: Ezio Melotti (ezio.melotti) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-03-18 18:23
I'm going to close this, but you can try bringing this up on python-list or python-ideas to see if there's any existing solution that could perhaps be included in Python.
History
Date User Action Args
2016-03-18 18:23:02ezio.melottisetstatus: open -> closed

type: enhancement
versions: + Python 3.6
nosy: + ezio.melotti

messages: + msg261983
resolution: postponed
stage: resolved
2016-02-01 12:24:43vstinnersetnosy: + vstinner
messages: + msg259323
2016-02-01 12:21:28Ali Razmjoocreate