Sunday, May 17, 2009

IDLE Autocomplete Does Not Work


You started to edit a Python program and Autocompletion does not work. You may have also noticed that it worked at one point or another.


This is actually clearly stated in the Help document of the IDLE environment.

Just execute a program in IDLE (if you can). And it will load the symbols and after that automatic completion will work.


I looked for this quite a while on Google search but there was no clear explanation on this issue. I thought that some process goes to sleep or binding gets disabled.

On my Mac OS with Python 2.6, this happens every time I start IDLE up.

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