New submission from Maximilian Nöthe <>:

The REPL won't start in interactive mode, it only starts when explicitly given 
the `-i` option. 

The problems IPython is having, e.g. missing syntax highlighting and no tab 
completion should have the same root.

See this issue for mingw:

They fixed it by patching python using this patch:

And this issue at msys2:

messages: 321417
nosy: maxnoe
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: REPL does not work in msys2, ConEmu terminals on windows
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.7, Python 3.4, Python 3.5, Python 3.6, Python 3.7, Python 3.8

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