Sunday, May 17, 2009

IDLE Autocomplete Does Not Work

Symptom:

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.

Solution:

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.

Note:

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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