Integrating editline with ghc

Manuel M T Chakravarty chak at
Tue Jan 22 04:41:26 EST 2008

Christian Maeder:
> Manuel M T Chakravarty wrote:
>> Christian Maeder:
>>> 1. a _new_ readline package that only contains the interface that  
>>> can be
>>> implemented using libeditline _or_ libreadline. If this package is  
>>> call
>>> "readline" (with a new version number) most libraries i.e. like  
>>> Shellac
>>> would not need modifications.
>> I disagree.  Readline should stay as it is.  (Why force existing
>> readline users who use functionality not supported by editline's
>> emulation layer to change the package they are using?)
> Your point is also supported by Yitz Gale, my point by Malcolm.
> Where are the users that use the functionality not supported by
> editline's emulation layer? (Shout now or be quiet ever after)

Are you seriously suggesting that we mess up users who do not read the  
various mailing lists constantly to defend the APIs they are using?


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