I am working with python code, and I would like to be able to evaluate it in an emacs buffer, rather than using another terminal window. I am working with the
python.el, bundled with emacs.
This works just fine with emacs 24.3 on two different computers (windows and linux). However, I cannot get it to work on a 4rd computer with emacs 24.4: after spawning the buffer, it only shows completion candidates for an empty string (even though I didn't ask for any completion), and if I send a string, be it from a
python-mode buffer or directly in the
comint buffer, it just shows this list of completions again, and not the result of the command.
What's even more troubling is that according to google results, I am the only one with this issue, yet it is out-of-the-box experience!
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I am using emacs 24.4.1 on linux, and the problem appears with both python 2.7.9 and python 3.4.1.
Edit 1 Thanks to Ista's answer, I was able to check that there is nothing different in my
*Messages* or in the content of variables
python-eldoc-setup-code when compared to a working setup.
Edit 2 Thanks to a comment by Ista, I tried with a new user, and the problem didn't appear! I have tried restoring various settings to default (notably desktop-wide shortcuts), but without success for now.
Edit 3 I also tried with the
ipython interpreter, the result is the same.
Edit 4 I tried starting
line-mode), it has the same problem: when I enter
2+2; and press
RET, I see a list of completions instead of
char-mode works fine.
Overall, it looks like emacs sends a
<TAB> to the inferior process whenever it tries to interact with it.