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Re: Character mode for comint?

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Character mode for comint?
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2011 09:43:18 +0900

Antoine Levitt writes:

 > I think the whole shell situation on emacs is a can of worms. There's
 > term, ansi-term, nterm, multi-term, shell, comint, each with specific
 > caveats and gotchas.

No, there's just comint, (most of?) the rest are layered on top of it.

The plan is pretty obvious: move features from the various
higher-level (user-level) interfaces into comint.  This can probably
done ad hoc as you need features (but you need to test with everything
that matches `grep -E "(require 'comint)"' before pushing).

In python-mode, though, Emacs provides a powerful history mechanism
for comint.  While it's true that Python users will be familiar with
the readline interface, Emacs users shouldn't have too much trouble
with switching to the Emacs bindings (and if they don't like that,
they may as well remap Emacs bindings since it's fundamentally more

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