ANNOUNCE: GHC version 6.10.1 - EditLine / terminal incompatibility?

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Thu Nov 20 03:42:16 EST 2008

Philip Hölzenspies wrote:

> Something that I would personally very much enjoy is a clear and 
> unmistakable warning from configure when editline is not found. After 
> installing libedit-devel (my ghci-6.10.1 finally has comfortable editing 
> now), I checked config.log; there's not even a mention of libedit 
> capabilities. Maybe a general summary at the end of configure of all the 
> optional capabilities that were or were not configured. As an 
> inspiration, look at gtk2hs' configure output.

Good idea - I've added it to the list of things to do in the new build system.


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