editline vs haskeline (was: 6.10-candidate tested)

Claus Reinke claus.reinke at talk21.com
Wed Sep 24 13:56:05 EDT 2008

>> The advantage is ghci works without editline and readline. The
>> disadvantage is if you want arrow keys and backspace to work, you should
>> have installed http://www.thrysoee.dk/editline/ first.
> libedit on Debian is very out-dated[1]. Haskell bindings (editline)
> doesn't compile against it (at least I could not compile it).

There was also no working libedit for mingw last time I checked 
(shelarcy was working on a patch at the time - did that work out?).

Would it be possible to use haskeline as a fallback/default,
for future Ghc's?



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