state of ghc6 on sparc

Simon Peyton-Jones
Thu, 19 Jun 2003 08:06:21 +0100

| > often...). The problem around this is in my opinion to make a
| > Haskell98
| > compliant trimmed down readline library which doesn't depend on the
| > library. It shouldn't be too difficult. I don't expect that people
| > using the full power of readline anyway.
| Making a working readline isn't that simple - you need to know
| about the terminal properties for one, which means being able to use
| termcap or terminfo.

But if someone produced an adequate one that did the job, and that we
could distribute with GHC, we'd surely use it, right?  To avoid these
perpetual readline problems.