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Re: GNU readline and BSD license

From: Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org>
To: Alfred Perlstein <bright(at)wintelcom(dot)net>
Cc: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>, Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: GNU readline and BSD license
Date: 2000-12-29 22:20:24
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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
already installed.

Consider that a 'vote' of 'aye'.
Lamar Owen
WGCR Internet Radio
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