Alfred Perlstein wrote:
> * The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org> [001229 14:11] wrote:
> > On Sat, 23 Dec 2000, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > > > FreeBSD has a freely available library called 'libedit' that could
> > > > be shipped with postgresql, it's under the BSD license.
> > >
> > > Yes, that is our solution if we have a real problem here.
> > Is there a reason *not* to move towards that for v7.2 so that the
> > functions we are making optional with readline are automatic? Since we
> > could then ship the code, we could make it a standard vs optional
> > "feature" ...
> > My thought would be to put 'make history feaure standard using libedit'
> > onto the TODO list and take it from there ...
> I doubt I'd have the time to do it, but if you guys want to use
> libedit it'd probably be a good idea at least to reduce the amount
> of potential GPL tainting in the source code.
How different is the feature set? Otherwise, sounds like a great idea
to me, and reduces the dependencies substantially -- and makes history
available to all the supported platforms without requiring libreadline
Consider that a 'vote' of 'aye'.
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