Integrating editline with ghc
Christian.Maeder at dfki.de
Tue Jan 22 04:52:41 EST 2008
Manuel M T Chakravarty wrote:
> 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?
I only wanted to find out which user group would need to change readline
to editline and (if following my suggestion) which group readline to
GPL-readline in cabal files, and which of the two user groups is bigger.
Since it's not clear yet, what portion of readline can be emulated by
editline this is difficult to estimate.
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