Commit 6e788ef0 authored by Noam Postavsky's avatar Noam Postavsky

; etc/PROBLEMS: Explain about the python+libedit problem (Bug#25753).

parent 64066183
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stty -icrnl -onlcr -echo susp ^Z
endif
*** In Inferior Python mode, input is echoed and native completion doesn't work.
<https://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=25753>
This happens when python uses a libedit based readline module, which
is the default on macOS. This can be worked around by installing a
GNU readline based module instead, for example, using setuptools
sudo easy_install gnureadline
And then rename the system's readline so that it won't be loaded:
cd /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/lib-dynload
mv readline.so readline.so.bak
See <https://pypi.python.org/pypi/gnureadline> for more details on
installation.
*** Emacs startup on GNU/Linux systems (and possibly other systems) is slow.
This can happen if the system is misconfigured and Emacs can't get the
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