Readline (was Re: state of ghc6 on sparc)
Fri, 20 Jun 2003 15:01:52 +0100
"Simon Marlow" <email@example.com> writes:
> > > > [SimpleLineEditor]
> Hmm. I'm highly dubious that this can be done portably enough to be
> worthwhile. The only way to get information about the terminal is by
> consulting termcap or terminfo, otherwise you're just guessing.
I'm pretty sure that even termcap/terminfo does not contain the sort
of information we need. There are just too many layers of environment
to worry about.
> Isn't this just a pile of bug reports waiting to happen? Or a
> neverending maintenance headache?
Yes, I expect so. But someone did have a plea that even some small
editing functionality would be better than nothing. So in the spirit
of "worse is better"...