I was looking for options on how to check if a certain substring (in my case ‘ FROM ‘) is present in a SQL query string when I found this blog entry. Just for fun I decided to have a look at how fast these checks would be compared to each other.
It’s taken me some time and a lot of web pages which tried to solve the readline support with all kinds of hacks, but finally I’ve been able to get readline support and auto-completion for IPython to work. As it can be quite confusing and hard to follow all posts, this will be a step-by-step approach to get things to work. Note that I’ve got it working on Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard. It is expected to work on Leopard at least. Other versions might not require the exact same solution.
Yesterday I had an idea about how to manage parsers in dynamic way. My idea was like this