rlcompleter — Completion function for GNU readline
Source code: Lib/rlcompleter.py
When this module is imported on a Unix platform with the
readline module available, an instance of the
Completer class is automatically created and its
complete() method is set as the
>>> import rlcompleter >>> import readline >>> readline.parse_and_bind("tab: complete") >>> readline. <TAB PRESSED> readline.__doc__ readline.get_line_buffer( readline.read_init_file( readline.__file__ readline.insert_text( readline.set_completer( readline.__name__ readline.parse_and_bind( >>> readline.
On platforms without
Completer class defined by this module can still be used for custom purposes.
Completer objects have the following method:
complete( text, state )
Return the stateth completion for text.
If called for a dotted name, it will try to evaluate anything without obvious side-effects (functions will not be evaluated, but it can generate calls to
__getattr__()) up to the last part, and find matches for the rest via the
dir()function. Any exception raised during the evaluation of the expression is caught, silenced and