darcs patch: [PROOF OF CONCEPT] build readline package with libedit

Judah Jacobson judah.jacobson at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 16:59:04 EST 2008

I've actually put together a readline-compat package like you described:


I hadn't put it on hackage yet because I've been waiting for a resolution to


On Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 10:35 AM, Christian Maeder
<Christian.Maeder at dfki.de> wrote:
> Robert Dockins wrote:
>  > If you want a package that multiplexes the editline package or the readline
>  > package depending on avaliability, that would be easy to do.  It would just
>  > require wraping up the #ifdef stuff needed into a single place.  I can
>  > probably find a few minutes this afternoon/evening to do this.
>  Yes, that's exactly what I want, although a third module name is needed.
>  How do you set up the cabal file for such a package?
>  The license entry could simply mention the possible readline dependency.
>  Cheers Christian
>  (Maybe that's useful for other packages, too, that can be realized via
>  readline or editline, or even for the common bits of the readline and
>  editline packages, since it's not the module
>  System.Console.Editline.Readline ifself)
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