ANNOUNCE: GHC version 6.10.1 - EditLine / terminal incompatibility?

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Sun Nov 9 09:42:28 EST 2008

On Sun, 2008-11-09 at 01:49 +0000, Ian Lynagh wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 08, 2008 at 12:33:57PM -0800, Judah Jacobson wrote:
> > 
> > bind "\e[3~" ed-delete-next-char
> It's a shame this doesn't just work out of the box in an xterm, on
> Debian at least. Perhaps we should consider switching to haskeline? Do
> we know anything about how portable and complete that is?

If we're considering that I think we should consider bringing back
readline as an option and let the people who have problems with gpl code
configure in editline support instead.

Note that haskeline has a lot of dependencies and requires
TemplateHaskell and many other language extensions.


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