Readline for Windows in the FAQ

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at
Thu Jan 3 06:47:56 EST 2008

Walt Rorie-Baety wrote:
> Maybe I'm just too new at this, but the GCH FAQ entry for readline in 
> GHCi is confusing for me. Especially since it ends with the sentence 
> "Instructions for GHC 6.2.2. are here." However, as the quote goes, 
> "there's no 'here' here." - the location of the instructions are missing.
> Could someone please clue me in to what I'm missing? That way, I could 
> edit the Wiki page, to clue in others better.

I've removed the question now.  I think at one time it was possible to 
compile readline on Windows and to compile GHCi using that readline, but I 
haven't done it for a long time, and I don't know if it is still possible. 
  If you or anyone else figures out more, please add it to the wiki.


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