General information:

  • The bpython-cli rendering backend has been removed following deprecation in version 0.19.

New features:


Changes to dependencies:


General information:

  • This release is focused on Python 3.11 support.

New features:

  • #980: Add more keywords to trigger auto-deindent. Thanks to Eric Burgess


  • Improve inspection of builtin functions.

Changes to dependencies:

  • wheel is no required as part of pyproject.toml’s build dependencies

Support for Python 3.11 has been added.


General information:

  • More and more type annotations have been added to the bpython code base.

New features:

  • #905: Auto-closing brackets option added. To enable, add brackets_completion = True in the bpython config Thanks to samuelgregorovic


  • Improve handling of SyntaxErrors

  • #948: Fix crash on Ctrl-Z

  • #952: Fix tests for Python 3.10.1 and newer

  • #955: Handle optional readline parameters in stdin emulation Thanks to thevibingcat

  • #959: Fix handling of __name__

  • #966: Fix function signature completion for classmethod

Changes to dependencies:

  • curtsies 0.4 or newer is now required

Support for Python 3.6 has been dropped.



  • #938: Fix missing dependency on typing_extensions. Thanks to Dustin Rodrigues


General information:

  • The #bpython channel has moved to OFTC.

  • Type annotations have been added to the bpython code base.

  • Declarative build configuration is used as much as possible.

New features:

  • #883: Allow auto-completion to be disabled

  • #841: Respect locals when using bpython.embed

  • Use pyperclip for better clipboard handling


  • #700, #884: Fix writing of b”” on fake stdout

  • #879: Iterate over all completers until a successful one is found

  • #882: Handle errors in theme configuration without crashing

  • #888: Read PYTHONSTARTUP with utf8 as encoding

  • #896: Use default sys.ps1 and sys.ps2 if user specified ones are not usable

  • #902: Do not crash when encountering unreadable files while processing modules for import completion

  • #909: Fix sys.stdin.readline

  • #917: Fix tab completion for dict keys

  • #919: Replicate python behavior when running with -i and a non-existing file

  • #932: Fix handling of __signature__ for completion. Thanks to gpotter2

Changes to dependencies:

  • pyperclip is a new optional dependency for clipboard support

  • backports.cached-property is now required for Python < 3.8

  • dataclasses is now required for Python < 3.7

Support for Python 3.10 has been added.


General information:

  • Support for Python 2 has been dropped.

New features:

  • #643: Provide bpython._version if built from Github tarballs

  • #849: Make import completion skip list configurable

  • #876: Check spelling with codespell Thanks to Christian Clauss


  • #847: Fix import completion of modules

  • #857: Replace remaining use of deprecated imp with importlib

  • #862: Upgrade curtsies version requirements Thanks to Kelsey Blair

  • #863: State correct default config file directory Thanks to niloct

  • #866: Add more directories to the default import completion skip list

  • #873: Handle ‘d’ when mapping colors

  • #874: Avoid breakage with six’s importer

Changes to dependencies:

  • curtsies >= 0.3.5 is now required

  • pyxdg is now required

  • wcwidth has been replaced with cwcwidth



  • Fix check of key code (fixes #859)


General information:

  • The next release of bpython (0.20) will drop support for Python 2.

  • Support for Python 3.9 has been added. Support for Python 3.5 has been dropped.

New features:

  • #802: Provide redo. Thanks to Evan.

  • #835: Add support for importing namespace packages. Thanks to Thomas Babej.


  • #622: Provide encoding attribute for FakeOutput.

  • #806: Prevent symbolic link loops in import completion. Thanks to Etienne Richart.

  • #807: Support packages using importlib.metadata API. Thanks to uriariel.

  • #809: Fix support for Python 3.9’s ast module.

  • #817: Fix cursor position with full-width characters. Thanks to Jack Rybarczyk.

  • #853: Fix invalid escape sequences.


General information:

  • The bpython-cli and bpython-urwid rendering backends have been deprecated and will show a warning that they’ll be removed in a future release when started.

  • Usage in combination with Python 2 has been deprecated. This does not mean that support is dropped instantly but rather that at some point in the future we will stop running our testcases against Python 2.

  • The new pinnwand API is used for the pastebin functionality. We have dropped two configuration options: pastebin_show_url and pastebin_removal_url. If you have your bpython configured to run against an old version of pinnwand please update it.

New features:


  • #765: Display correct signature for decorated functions. Thanks to Benedikt Rascher-Friesenhausen.

  • #776: Protect get_args from user code exceptions

  • Improve lock file handling on Windows

  • #791: Use importlib instead of deprecated imp when running under Python 3

Support for Python 3.8 has been added. Support for Python 3.4 has been dropped.


New features:

  • #713 expose globals in bpdb debugging. Thanks to toejough.


  • Fix file locking on Windows.

  • Exit gracefully if config file fails to be loaded due to encoding errors.

  • #744: Fix newline handling. Thanks to Attila Szöllősi.

  • #731: Fix exit code. Thanks to benkrig.

  • #767: Fix crash when matching certain lines in history.

Support for Python 3.3 has been dropped.



  • Reverted #670 temporarily due to performance impact on large strings being output.


New features:

  • #641: Implement Ctrl+O.

  • Add default_autoreload config option. Thanks to Alex Frieder.


  • Fix deprecation warnings.

  • Do not call signal outside of main thread. Thanks to Max Nordlund.

  • Fix option-backspace behavior. Thanks to Alex Frieder.

  • #648: Fix paste helper. Thanks to Jakob Bowyer.

  • #653: Handle docstrings more carefully.

  • #654: Do not modify history file during tests.

  • #658: Fix newline handling. Thanks to Attila Szöllősi.

  • #670: Fix handling of ANSI escape codes. Thanks to Attila Szöllősi.

  • #687: Fix encoding of jedi completions.


New features:

  • #466: Improve handling of completion box height.


  • Fix various spelling mistakes. Thanks to Josh Soref and Simeon Visser.

  • #601: Fix Python 2 issues on Windows. Thanks to Aditya Gupta.

  • #614: Fix issues when view source. Thanks to Daniel Hahler.

  • #625: Fix issues when running scripts with non-ASCII characters.

  • #639: Fix compatibility issues with pdb++. Thanks to Daniel Hahler.

Support for Python 2.6 has been dropped.


This release contains new features and plenty of bug fixes.

New features:

  • #425: Added curtsies 0.2.x support.

  • #528: Hide private attribute from initial autocompletion suggestions. Thanks to Jeppe Toustrup.

  • #538: Multi-line banners are allowed.

  • #229: inspect.getsource works on interactively defined functions. Thanks to Michael Mulley.

  • Attribute completion works on literals and some expressions containing builtin objects.

  • Ctrl-e can be used to autocomplete current fish-style suggestion. Thanks to Amjith Ramanujam.


  • #484: Switch bpython.embed to the curtsies frontend.

  • #548 Fix transpose character bug. Thanks to Wes E. Vial.

  • #527 -q disables version banner.

  • #544 Fix Jedi completion error.

  • #536 Fix completion on old-style classes with custom __getattr__.

  • #480 Fix old-style class autocompletion. Thanks to Joe Jevnik.

  • #506 In python -i sys.modules[__name__] refers to module dict.

  • #590 Fix “None” not being displayed.

  • #546 Paste detection uses events instead of bytes returned in a single call.

  • Exceptions in autocompletion are now logged instead of crashing bpython.

  • Fix reload in Python 3. Thanks to sharow.

  • Fix keyword argument parameter name completion.

Changes to dependencies:

  • requests[security] has been changed to pyOpenSSL, pyasn1, and ndg-httpsclient. These dependencies are required before Python 2.7.7.



  • #498: Fixed is_callable

  • #509: Fixed fcntl usage.

  • #523, #524: Fix conditional dependencies for SNI support again.

  • Fix binary name of bpdb.



  • #483: Fixed jedi exceptions handling.

  • #486: Fixed Python 3.3 compatibility.

  • #489: Create history file with mode 0600.

  • #491: Fix issues with file name completion.

  • #494: Fix six version requirement.

  • Fix conditional dependencies for SNI support in Python versions before 2.7.7.


This release contains major changes to the frontends:

  • curtsies is the new default frontend.

  • The old curses frontend is available as bpython-curses.

  • The GTK+ frontend has been removed.

New features:

  • #194: Syntax-highlighted tracebacks. Thanks to Miriam Lauter.

  • #234: Copy to system clipboard.

  • #285: Re-evaluate session and reimport modules.

  • #313: Warn when undo may take cause extended delay, and prompt to undo multiple lines.

  • #322: Watch imported modules for changes and re-evaluate on changes.

  • #328: bpython history not re-evaluated to edit a previous line of a multiline statement.

  • #334: readline command Meta-. for yank last argument. Thanks to Susan Steinman and Steph Samson.

  • #338: bpython help with F1.

  • #354: Edit config file from within bpython.

  • #382: Partial support for pasting in text with blank lines.

  • #410: Startup banner that shows Python and bpython version

  • #426: Experimental multiline autocompletion.

  • fish style last history completion with Arrow Right. Thanks to Nicholas Sweeting.

  • fish style automatic reverse history search with Arrow Up. Thanks to Nicholas Sweeting.

  • Incremental forward and reverse search.

  • All readline keys which kill/cut text correctly copy text for paste with Ctrl-y or Meta-y.

  • French translation.

  • Removal links for bpaste pastebins are now displayed.

  • More informative error messages when source cannot be found for an object. Thanks to Liudmila Nikolaeva and Miriam Lauter.

  • Message displayed if history in scrollback buffer is inconsistent with output from last re-evaluation of bpython session. Thanks to Susan Steinman.

  • Adjust logging level with -L or -LL.

  • String literal attribute completion.


  • #254: Use ASCII characters if Unicode box characters are not supported by the terminal.

  • #284: __file__ is in scope after module run with bpython -i. Thanks to Lindsey Raymond.

  • #347: Fixed crash on unsafe autocompletion.

  • #349: Fixed writing newlines to stderr.

  • #363: Fixed banner crashing bpython-urwid. Thanks to Luca Barbato.

  • #366, #367: Fixed help() support in curtsies.

  • #369: Interactive sessions inherit compiler directives from files run with -i interactive flag.

  • #370, #401, #440, #448, #468, #472: Fixed various display issues in curtsies.

  • #391: Fixed crash when using Meta-backspace. Thanks to Tony Wang.

  • #438, #450: bpython-curtsies startup behavior fixed. Errors during startup are reported instead of crashing.

  • #447: Fixed behavior of duplicate keybindings. Thanks to Keyan Pishdadian.

  • #458: Fixed dictionary key completion crash in Python 2.6. Thanks to Mary Mokuolu.

  • Documentation fixes from Lindsey Raymond.

  • Fixed filename completion.

  • Fixed various Unicode issues in curtsies.

  • Fixed and re-enabled dictionary key completion in curtsies.

The commandline option –type / -t has been renamed to –paste / -p.

Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3 and newer are supported. Support for 2.5 has been dropped. Furthermore, it is no longer necessary to run 2to3 on the source code.

This release brings a lot more code coverage, a new contributing guide, and most of the code now conforms to PEP-8.

Changes to dependencies:

  • greenlet and curtsies are no longer optional.

  • six is a new dependency.

  • jedi is a new optional dependency required for multiline completion.

  • watchdog is a new optional dependency required for watching changes in imported modules.


A bugfix release. The fixed bugs are:

  • #424: Use new JSON API at

  • #430: Fixed SNI issues with new pastebin service on Mac OS X.

  • #432: Fixed crash in bpython-curtsies in special circumstances if history file is empty. Thanks to Lisa van Gelder.

Changes to dependencies:

  • requests is a new dependency.

  • PyOpenSSL, ndg-httpsclient and pyasn1 are new dependencies on Mac OS X.


A bugfix release. The fixed bugs are:

  • #287: Turned off dictionary completion in bpython-curtsies

  • #281: Fixed a crash on error-raising properties

  • #286: Fixed input in Python 3

  • #293: Added encoding attribute to stdin bpython curtsies

  • #296: Fixed warnings in import completion for Python 3

  • #290: Stop using root logger

  • #301: Specify curtsies version in requirements

There’s also a necessary regression: #232 (adding fileno() on stdin) is reintroduced because its previous fix was found to be the cause of #286


There are a few new features, a bunch of bugfixes, and a new frontend for bpython in this release.

  • Dictionary key completion, thanks to Maja Frydrychowicz (#226). To use normal completion and ignore these key completions, type a space.

  • Edit current line in external editor: ctrl-x (#161)


  • Python 2.5 compatibility, thanks to Michael Schuller (#279). Python 2.5 is not officially supported, but after few changes Michael introduced, he says it’s working fine.

  • FakeStream has flush(), so works correctly with thanks to Marc Sibson (#259)

  • FakeStdin has fileno() (#232)

  • Changes to sys.ps1 and sys.ps2 are respected thanks to Michael Schulle (#267)

  • atexit registered functions run on exit (#258)

  • fixed an error on exit code when running a script with bpython (#260)

  • extras are used to define dependencies for urwid and curtsies frontends

There’s a new frontend for bpython: bpython-curtsies. Curtsies is a terminal wrapper written to making native scrolling work in bpython. (#56, #245) Try bpython-curtsies for the bpython experience with a vanilla python layout. (demo:

This curtsies frontend addresses some issues unfixed in bpython-cli, and has a few extra features:

  • Editing full interpreter history in external editor with F7, which is rerun as in rewind

  • A new interpreter is used for rewind, unless bpython-curtsies was started with custom locals or in interactive mode (#71)

  • Ctrl-c behaves more like vanilla python (#177)

  • Completion still works if cursor at the end of the line (#147)

  • Movement keys meta-b, meta-f, and meta-backspace, ctrl-left and ctrl-right are all honored (#246, #201)

  • Non-ascii characters work in the file save prompt (#236)

  • New –type / -t option to run the contents of a file as though they were typed into the bpython-curtsies prompt

A few things about bpython-curtsies are worse than regular bpython:

  • Bad things can happen when using several threads (#265)

  • output prints slowly (#262)

  • bpython-curtsies can’t be backgrounded and resumed correctly (via ctrl-z, fg) (#274)

There are two new options in the new [curtsies] section of the bpython config

  • list_above: whether completion window can cover text above the current line; defaults to True

  • fill_terminal: whether bpython-curtsies should be fullscreen (like bpython); defaults to False


We want to give special thanks to the Hacker School project- ( for choosing bpython as their pet hacking project. In special we would like to thank the following people for contributing their code to bpython:

  • Martha Girdler

  • Allison Kaptur

  • Ingrid Cheung

We’d also like to thank Eike Hein for contributing his pastebin code which now makes it possible to paste using a 3rd party program unlocking a whole slew of pastebins for bpython users.

  • Added a new pastebin_helper config option to name an executable that should perform pastebin upload on bpython’s behalf. If set, this overrides pastebin_url. Data is supplied to the helper via STDIN, and it is expected to return a pastebin URL as the first word of its output.

  • Fixed a bug causing pastebin upload to fail after a previous attempt was unsuccessful. A duplicate pastebin error would be displayed in this case, despite the original upload having failed.

  • Added more key shortcuts to bpython.urwid

  • Smarter dedenting after certain expressions

  • #74 fixed broken completion when auto_display_list was disabled

We also have done numerous cleanup actions including building the man pages from our documentation. Including the documentation in the source directory. Some minor changes to the README to have EOL 79 and changes to urwid to work better without twisted installed.

  • Fix ungetch issues with Python 3.3. See issues #230, #231.


A bugfix/cleanup release .The fixed bugs are:

  • #204: “import math” not autocompleting on python 3.2

Otherwise lots of small additions to the to be replacement for our ncurses frontend, the urwid frontend.

I’d like to specifically thank Amjith Ramanujam for his work on history search which was further implemented and is in working order right now.


A bugfix release. The fixed bugs are:

  • #197: find_modules crashes on non-readable directories

  • #198: Source tarball lacks .po files


As a highlight of the release, Michele Orrù added i18n support to bpython.

Some issues have been resolved as well:

  • Config files are now located according to the XDG Base Directory Specification. The support for the old bpythonrc files has been dropped and ~/.bpython.ini as config file location is no longer supported. See issue #91.

  • Fixed some issues with tuple unpacking in argspec. See issues #133 and #138.

  • Fixed a crash with non-ascii filenames in import completion. See issue #139.

  • Fixed a crash caused by inspect.findsource() raising an IndexError which happens in some situations. See issue #94.

  • Non-ascii input should work now under Python 3.

  • Issue #165: C-a and C-e do the right thing now in urwid.

  • The short command-line option “-c config” was dropped as it conflicts with vanilla Python’s “-c command” option. See issue #186.

A bugfix release. The fixed bugs are:

  • #128: bpython-gtk is broken

  • #134: crash when using pastebin and no active internet connection


Well guys. It’s been some time since the latest release, six months have passed We have added a whole slew of new features, and closed a number of bugs as well.

We also have a new frontend for bpython. Marien Zwart contributed a urwid frontend as an alternative for the curses frontend. Be aware that there still is a lot to fix for this urwid frontend (a lot of the keyboard shortcuts do not yet work for example) but please give it a good spin. Urwid also optionally integrates with a Twisted reactor and through that with things like the GTK event loop.

At the same time we have done a lot of work on the GTK frontend. The GTK frontend is now ‘usable’. Please give that a spin as well by running bpython-gtk on you system.

We also welcome a new contributor in the name of Michele Orrù who we hope will help us fix even more bugs and improve functionality.

As always, please submit any bugs you might find to our bugtracker.

  • Pastebin confirmation added; we were getting a lot of people accidentally pastebinning sensitive information so I think this is a good idea.

  • Don’t read PYTHONSTARTUP when executed with -i.

  • BPDB was merged in. BPDB is an extension to PDB which allows you to press B in a PDB session which will let you be dropped into a bpython sessions with the current PDB locals(). For usage, see the documentation.

  • The clear word shortcut (default: C-w) now deletes to the buffer.

  • More tests have been added to bpython.

  • The pastebin now checks for a previous paste (during the session) with the exact same content to guard against twitchy fingers pastebinning multiple times.

  • Let import completion return “import “ instead of “import”.

  • GTK now has pastebin, both for full log as well as the current selection.

  • GTK now has write2file.

  • GTK now has a menu.

  • GTK now has a statusbar.

  • GTK now has show source functionality.

  • GTK saves the pastebin url to the clipboard.

  • GTK now has it’s own configuration section.

  • Set focus to the GTK text widget to allow for easier embedding in PIDA and others which fixes issues #121.

  • #87: Add a closed attribute to Repl to fix mercurial.ui.ui expecting stderr to have this attribute.

  • #108: Unicode characters in docstring crash bpython

  • #118: Load_theme is not defined.

  • #99: Configurable font now documented.

  • #123: <F8> Pastebin can’t handle ‘ESC’ key

  • #124: Unwanted input when using <arrow>/<FXX> keys in the statusbar prompt.

Unfortunately another bugfix release as I (Bob) broke py3 support.

  • #84: bpython doesn’t work with Python 3

    Thanks very much to Henry Prêcheur for both the bug report and the patch.

A quick bugfix release (this should not become a habit).

  • #82: Crash on saving file.


A bugfix/feature release (and a start at gtk). Happy Christmas everyone!

  • #67: Make pastebin URL really configurable.

  • #68: Set a __main__ module and set interpreter’s namespace to that module.

  • #70: Implement backward completion on backward tab.

  • #62: Hide matches starting with a _ unless explicitly typed.

  • #72: Auto dedentation

  • #78: Theme without a certain value raises exception

  • add the possibility for a banner to be shown on bpython startup (when embedded or in code) written by Caio Romao.

  • add a hack to add a write() method to our fake stdin object

  • Don’t use curses interface when stdout is not attached to a terminal.

  • PEP-8 conformance.

  • Only restore indentation when inside a block.

  • Do not decrease the lineno in tracebacks for Py3

  • Do not add internal code to history.

  • Make paren highlighting more accurate.

  • Catch SyntaxError in import completion.

  • Remove globals for configuration.

  • rl_history now stays the same, also after undo.

A bugfix release. Fixed issues:

  • #60: Filename expansion: Cycling completions and deleting

  • #61: Filename expansion: Directory names with ‘.’s get mangled

Other fixes without opened issues:

  • Encode items in the suggestion list properly

  • Expand usernames in file completion correctly

  • future imports in startup scripts can influence interpreter’s behaviour now

  • Show the correct docstring for types without a own __init__ method

Added missing data files to the tarball.


Fixed issues:

  • #25 Problems with DEL, Backspace and C-u over multiple lines

  • #49 Sending last output to $PAGER

  • #51 Ability to embed bpython shell into an existing script

  • #52 FakeStdin.readlines() is broken

  • #53 Error on printing null character

  • #54 Parsing/introspection ncurses viewer neglects parenthesis

bpython has added a view source shortcut to show the source of the current function.

The history file is now really configurable. This issue was reported in Debian’s bugtracker.

bpython has now some basic support for Python 3 (requires Pygments >=1.1.1). As a result, setuptools is now optional.

The pastebin URL is now configurable and the default pastebin is now

Argument names are now shown as completion suggestions and one can tab through the completion list.


Bugfix release (mostly)

  • when typing a float literal bpython autocompletes int methods (#36)

  • Autocompletion for file names (#40)

  • Indenting doesn’t reset (#27)

  • bpython configuration has moved from ~/.bpython.ini to ~/.bpython/config (currently still supporting fallback)

  • leftovers of statusbar when exiting bpython cleaned up

  • bpython now does not crash when a ‘popup’ goes out of window bounds

  • numerous fixes and improvements to parentheses highlighting

  • made all keys configurable (except for arrow keys/pgup/pgdown)


This release was a true whopper!

  • Full unicode support

  • Configurable hotkey support

  • Theming support

  • Pastemode, disables syntax highlighting during a paste for faster pasting, highlights when done

  • Parentheses matching

  • Argument highlighting


  • help() now uses an external pager if available.

  • Fix for highlighting prefixed strings.

  • Fix to reset string highlighting after a SyntaxError.

  • bpython now uses optparse for option parsing and it supports –version now.

  • Configuration files are no longer passed by the first command line argument but by the -c command line switch.

  • Fix for problem related to editing lines in the history:


  • Fixed a small but annoying bug with sys.argv ini file passing

  • Fix for Python 2.6 to monkeypatch they way it detects callables in rlcompleter

  • Config file conversion fix


  • Module import completion added.

  • Changed to due to no longer offering a pastebin service.

  • Switched to .ini file format for config file.

  • White background-friendly colour scheme added.

  • C-l now clears the screen.

  • SyntaxError now correctly added to history to prevent it garbling up on a redraw.

Probably some other things, but I hate changelogs. :)


It’s been a long while since the last release and there have been numerous little bugfixes and extras here and there so I’m putting this out as 0.8.0. Check the hg commit history if you want more info:


Menno sent me some patches to fix some stuff:

  • Socket error handled when submitting to a pastebin.

  • Resizing could crash if you resize small enough.

Other stuff:

  • ‘self’ in arg list is now highlighted a different colour.

  • flush_output option added to config to control whether output is flushed to stdout or not on exit.

  • Piping something to bpython made it lock up as stdin was not the keyboard - bpython just executes stdin and exits instead of trying to do something clever.

  • Mark Florisson (eggy) gave me a patch that stops weird breakage when unicode objects get added into the output buffer - they now get encoded into the output encoding.

  • Bohdan Vlasyuk sent me a patch that fixes a problem with the above patch from Mark if sys.__stdout__.encoding didn’t exist.

  • Save to file now outputs executable code (i.e. without the >>> and … and with “# OUT: “ prepended to all output lines). I never used this feature much but someone asked for this behaviour.


  • Added support for a history file, defaults to ~/.pythonhist and 100 lines but is configurable from the rc file (see sample-rc).

  • Charles Duffy has added a yank/put thing - C-k and C-y. He also ran the code through some PEP-8 checker thing and fixed up a few old habits I manage to break but didn’t manage to fix the code to reflect this - thank you!

  • Jørgen Tjernø has fixed up the autoindentation issues we encountered when bringing soft tabs in.

  • SyntaxError, ValueError and OverflowError are now caught properly (code.InteractiveInterpreter treats these as different to other exceptions as it doesn’t print the whole traceback, so a different handler is called). This was discovered as I was trying to stop autoindentation from occurring on a SyntaxError, which has also been fixed.

  • ‘.’ now in sys.path on startup.


C-d behaviour changed so it no longer exits if the current line isn’t empty.

Extra linebreak added to end of stdout flush.

pygments and pyparsing are now dependencies.

Jørgen Tjernø has done lots of cool things like write a manpage and .desktop file and improved the way tabbing works and also added home, end and del key handling as well as C-w for deleting words - thanks a lot!

raw_input() and all its friends now work fine.

PYTHONSTARTUP handled without blowing up on stupid errors (it now parses the file at once instead of feeding it to the repl line-by-line).


KeyboardInterrupt handler clears the list window properly now.


Forgot to switch rpartition to split for 2.4 compat.


The help() now works (as far as I can see) exactly the same as the vanilla help() in the regular interpreter. I copied some code from to make it handle the special cases, e.g. help(‘keywords’) help(‘modules’) etc.


Somehow it escaped my attention that the list window was never fully using the rightmost column, except for the first row. This is because me and numbers don’t have the best relationship. I think stability is really improving with the latest spat of bugfixes, keep me informed of any bugs.


No noticeable changes except that bpython should now work with Python 2.4. Personally I think it’s silly to make a development tool work with an out of date version of Python but some people seem to disagree. The only real downside is that I had to do a horrible version of all() using reduce(), otherwise there’s no real differences in the code.


Now you can configure a ~/.bpythonrc file (or pass a rc file at the command line (bpython /foo/bar). See README for details.


help() actually displays the full help page, and I fixed up the ghetto pager a little.


Now you can hit tab to display the autocomplete list, rather than have it pop up automatically as you type which, apparently, annoys Brendogg.


A few people have commented that the help() built-in function doesn’t work so well with bpython, since Python will try to output the help string to PAGER (usually “less”) which obviously makes everything go wrong when curses is involved. With a bit of hackery I’ve written my own ghetto pager and injected my own help function into the interpreter when it initialises in an attempt to rectify this. As such, it’s pretty untested but it seems to be working okay for me. Suggestions/bug reports/patches are welcome regarding this.


Well, hopefully we’re one step closer to making the list sizing stuff work. I really hate doing code for that kind of thing as I never get it quite right, but with perseverance it should end up being completely stable; it’s not the hardest thing in the world.

Various cosmetic fixes have been put in at the request of a bunch of people who were kind enough to send me emails regarding their experiences.

PYTHONSTARTUP is now dealt with and used properly, as per the vanilla interpreter.


It looks like the last release was actually pretty bug-free, aside from one tiny bug that NEVER ACTUALLY HAPPENS but someone was bugging me about it anyway, oh well.


It’s been quite a long time since the last update, due to several uninteresting and invalid excuses, but I finally reworked the list drawing procedures so the crashing seems to have been taken care of to an extent. If it still crashes, the way I’ve written it will hopefully allow a much more robust way of fixing it, one that might actually work.


Thanks to Aaron Gallagher for pointing out a case where the hugely inefficient list generation routines were actually making a significant issue; they’re much more efficient now and should hopefully not cause any more problems.


Thanks to Klaus Alexander Seis for the expanduser() patch. Auto indent works on multiple levels now.


Now with auto-indent. Let me know if it’s annoying.


Thanks a lot to Angus Gibson for submitting a patch to fix a problem I was having with initialising the keyboard stuff in curses properly.

Also a big thanks to John Beisley for providing the patch that shows a class __init__ method’s argspec on class instantiation.

I’ve fixed up the argspec display so it handles really long argspecs (e.g. subprocess.Popen()) and doesn’t crash if something horrible happens (rather, it avoids letting something horrible happen).

I decided to add a key that will get rid of the autocomplete window, since it can get in the way. C-l seemed like a good choice, since it would work well as a side-effect of redrawing the screen (at least that makes sense to me). In so doing I also cleaned up a lot of the reevaluating and resizing code so that a lot of the strange output seen on Rewind/resize seems to be gone.


The fix for the last bug broke the positioning of the autocomplete box, whoops.


That pesky bug keeps coming up. I think it’s finally nailed but it’s just a matter of testing and hoping. I hate numbers.


I’m having a bit of trouble with some integer division that’s causing trouble when a certain set of circumstances arise, and I think I’ve taken care of that little bug, since it’s a real pain in the ass and only creeps up when I’m actually doing something useful, so I’ll test it for a bit and release it as hopefully a bug fixed version.


A little late in the day to start a changelog, but here goes… This version fixed another annoying little bug that was causing crashes given certain exact circumstances. I always find it’s the way with curses and sizing of windows and things…

I’ve also got bpython to try looking into pydoc if no matches are found for the argspec, which means the builtins have argspecs too now, hooray.