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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: jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Chris Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Should libedit be preferred to libreadline?
Date: 2005-12-02 20:12:15
Message-ID: 200512022012.jB2KCGT06761@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> 
> > OK, updated text:
> > 
> >   --with-openssl          build with OpenSSL support
> >   --with-libedit-preferred  prefer Libedit over Libreadline
> >   --without-readline      do not use Libreadline/Libedit line editing
> >   --without-zlib          do not use Zlib
> 
> This all seems kind of extra... Why not just:
> 
> --with-libedit	Use libedit instead of readline
> --with-readline	Use readline instead of libedit (default)
> --without-readline Use when readline is not available
> 

Did you read my later posting?  There is no reasonable default for
those unless we want to disable libedit detection by default, and as Tom
mentioned, for OSX it isn't even clear which one you have found.

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