problem building for cygwin

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Fri Sep 17 09:42:25 EDT 2004

On 17 September 2004 14:31, Simon Marlow wrote:

> On 16 September 2004 13:04, Simon Marlow wrote:
>> It looks like MingW comes with a libreadline.a these days.  Readline
>> appears to build fine in GHC 6.2.2.  I'll see if we can include it
>> with the 6.2.2 release...
> So I compiled up 6.2.2 on Windows with readline support (various
> patches to build system & configure script were required).  It
> doesn't work though - typing control key combinations just results in
> odd characters. It doesn't work in an ordinary cmd.exe window either.
> Anyone have any ideas?

Aha - I forgot to fix something in InteractiveUI.  It works now, albeit
only in an ordinary command shell - if you try to use it from a cygwin
terminal then it crashes when you press enter.  I think we'll stick with
plain non-readline for Windows for the time being.


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