Robert Klemme wrote:
> Eero Saynatkari wrote:
>> It is currently not possible to substitute $stdout or
>> $stdin with a StringIO when using the Readline library
>> ($stderr seems to be fine) due to a T_FILE check in
>> readline.c.
>> 
>> Can someone come up with a reason why this might be
>> required before I change it and submit a patch?
>> 
>> While I am at it, I suppose I will try to provide an
>> additional method for getting the full line of input.
> 
> Um, I don't understand why you would want to do that.  You are talking
> about GNU readline, aren't you?  AFAIK this lib is for interactive
> editing input - something you cannot do with a StringIO anyway.  Did I
> miss something?

Unit-testing a program that is supposed to be
interactive. StringIO can would be a fairly simple
way of providing specific input and being able to
predict the output. This is possible with files as
well, if a bit less wieldy :)

> Kind regards
> 
> 	robert


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