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Re: GNU readline and BSD license

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: prlw1(at)cam(dot)ac(dot)uk
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: GNU readline and BSD license
Date: 2001-01-03 02:22:42
Message-ID: 200101030222.VAA09836@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> On Sat, Dec 30, 2000 at 02:34:24AM +0100, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > 
> > If libedit could be used as an alternative to readline depending on your
> > operating system setup then there's nothing wrong with that.  NetBSD
> > already went the other way around and made libedit compatible with
> > readline.
> 
> I had an attempt at fooling configure to look in libedit rather than
> readline, and all was OK except our libedit doesn't have "rl_special_prefixes"
> so tab-complete:105 is unhappy - I don't know what it is meant to do...
> 
> Re licence business, one could argue hooks are there to use NetBSD libedit ;)

Agreed.  It would be nice to have configure look for libedit or
libreadline, and use either automatically.

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