[Haskell-cafe] Confused about readline/editline

Martijn van Steenbergen martijn at van.steenbergen.nl
Sun Apr 5 15:41:42 EDT 2009

Judah Jacobson wrote:
> I'm not sure, but there might be some order of flags or packages you
> could give to Cabal which would cause it to link to readline first; I
> think if gcc gets "-lreadline -ledit" in that order then it will do
> what you want.  Passing "-v" or "-v3" to cabal build should let you
> see what's going on.

Yes, -v3 indeed shows that edit comes before readline.

Adding this extra line fixes it:

>   Extra-Libraries:  readline

Is adding that extra line a robust, portable and documented way of 
solving the problem?

Whew, I'm really glad it's fixed now. It took me half a day to narrow 
the problem down. :-)



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