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Re: [HACKERS] Should libedit be preferred to libreadline?

From: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: Seneca Cunningham <scunning(at)ca(dot)afilias(dot)info>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org,pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Should libedit be preferred to libreadline?
Date: 2005-11-22 20:49:24
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On Mon, Nov 21, 2005 at 07:50:48PM -0500, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> 
> Nice analysis, but we can't hack configure like that. It has to be able 
> to be fully generated from its sources. I think the other source file 
> you would need to look at is config/programs.m4. (Not sure about quoting 
> $ac_popdir - why only that one?)
> 
> Also, I suspect we'd want to enable the libedit preference with a switch 
> rather than just force it, if we want to go this way.

BTW, we've run into issues with readline from a licensing standpoint. It
would be really nice if libedit was supported where practical (I suspect
most mainstream OSes support libedit) since it's BSD licensed.
-- 
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Pervasive Software      http://pervasive.com    work: 512-231-6117
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