ANNOUNCE: GHC version 6.10.1 - EditLine / terminal incompatibility?

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Thu Nov 20 06:34:11 EST 2008

On Wed, 2008-11-19 at 20:45 +0100, Philip Hölzenspies wrote:
> On Nov 19, 2008, at 6:25 PM, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> > Would it be worth adding this hard-won lore somewhere on a Wiki  
> > where it can be found later?
> Dear Simon, all,
> I don't think logging a specific option on the Wiki is particularly  
> useful (maybe you would have a default editrc file), because, of  
> course, everybody has their own particular wishes.

I don't have any particular wishes. I just want it to "work" where
"work" means does what the rest of my system does. I never configured
readline, it came with sensible defaults (possibly set by my linux
system distributor).

What I really think is that we should add back optional readline
support. People building closed source ghc binaries would not use it but
linux distros could enable it and provide a better "out of the box"
experience. As I understand it there would be no licencing problems with
that approach.


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