Readline readHistory & writeHistory API broken

Krasimir Angelov kr.angelov at
Wed Jun 11 08:04:29 EDT 2008

Just fixing the comments is also fine for me. I personally use another
file name.

On 6/11/08, Ian Lynagh <igloo at> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 08, 2008 at 05:30:34PM +0200, Krasimir Angelov wrote:
> >
> > Note the comments "(if null, write ~/.history)"! This is supported in
> > the original C API but in Haskell the filepath cannot be null. In the
> > best case it can be empty string. Either the type signatures have to
> > be changed to accept (Maybe FilePath) or the comments have to be
> > changed because the Haskell binding currently doesn't support this
> > functionality.
> If writing to ~/.history is useful then Maybe FilePath makes sense to
> me, as ~/.history is a bit fiddly to work out yourself.
> However, it doesn't sound that useful to me, as then all applications
> would trample over each other.
> If you want to propose that it uses Maybe FilePath then you'll need to
> follow; otherwise
> I'll just fix the comments.
> Thanks
> Ian

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