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

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com>
Cc: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, 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: 2005-11-25 17:04:12
Message-ID: 200511251704.jAPH4C805761@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Jim C. Nasby wrote:
> 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.

Why don't we have a libedit configure flag?

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