[IronPython] IronPython Console on Unix.

John Tobler john.tobler.associates at gmail.com
Sat Jul 22 14:31:52 PDT 2006


> Just to get your Unix input on this: Would us checking
Environment.OSVersion.Platform
> and switch from Ctrl-Z to Ctrl-D for Unix sound ok to you?  The reason I
ask is we don't
> have Environment.EndOfFileDescriptor :).

Considering that CTRL-Z has indicated an exit from Python Consoles on all
platforms, including Windows, for about as long as anyone can remember, it
seems a bit presumptious of the IronPython community to make such a drastic
change so cavalierly!  My vote?  NO!

John Tobler

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On 7/12/06, Dino Viehland <dinov at exchange.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> Thanks for the bug report Miguel.  I think the reason we're doing this
> today is because we're using Console.ReadKey which returns the raw key
> info instead of EOF when there's no input available.  I've opened CodePlex
> bug 904 to track the issue (
> http://www.codeplex.com/WorkItem/View.aspx?ProjectName=IronPython&WorkItemId=904
> ).
>
> Just to get your Unix input on this: Would us checking
> Environment.OSVersion.Platform and switch from Ctrl-Z to Ctrl-D for Unix
> sound ok to you?  The reason I ask is we don't have
> Environment.EndOfFileDescriptor :).
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:
> users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Miguel de Icaza
> Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 11:30 AM
> To: Discussion of IronPython
> Subject: [IronPython] IronPython Console on Unix.
>
> Hello,
>
>    Something in IronPython is now looking for Control-z, which is fine on
> Windows, but on Unix, Control-Z stands for "suspend application".
>
>    In Unix, the end-of-file descriptor is control-d;   Am not sure why
> the code is actually looking for a Control-Z, while it could be checking
> whether there is input available instead.
>
> miguel.
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