Qt Console history search #627

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Using Qt console from IPython dev repo, i found out i'm missing the "Ctrl-R" feature from readline (search in
history), a feature difficult to emulate exactly.

This suggested patch make use of the shift modifier to implement the same behavior in an easier way.

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Thanks, Benjamin. We're focussing on getting 0.11 out now, so it might be a few days before someone goes over this.


The patch looks good to me. It would be nice to add a note to guiref so this has a hope of being discovered.

But like Thomas said, with 0.11 so near it is probably best to hold off on the merge for now. Thanks again for the patch.

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Benjamin, if you have a chance to update this PR with a small note about the feature in %guiref, located in /zmq/zmqshell.py, that would be awesome. We won't have a chance to merge this for a few more days (trying to actually release 0.11 :) so there's no rush.

Very happy to have this feature, it's been requested a lot already. Many thanks for the work!!


I cherry picked the commit, added a note to %guiref, and pushed to master. Thanks for the patch!

@epatters epatters closed this Aug 4, 2011
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@epatters, much appreciated!

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