Integrating editline with ghc

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at
Sun Jan 27 18:19:21 EST 2008

Hello Ian,

Monday, January 28, 2008, 2:06:33 AM, you wrote:

> I think GHC should just always use editline. We already need to support
> using an in-tree editline for Windows, so we can also use it on other
> platforms where editline isn't easily available or is too old. Also
> supporting readline just makes the build system more complicated for
> little extra benefit, and also means that there are more configurations
> to bitrot.

plus it will mean that sometime, without any notice, you used gpl'ed
software - this may add more headache for commercial developers

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at

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