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Re: [PATCH] readline: Support libedit.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH] readline: Support libedit.
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:08:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130007 (Ma Gnus v0.7) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Mats Erik Andersson <address@hidden> skribis:

> I would like to see the module readline to access also libedit,
> should libreadline be missing on a particular system. The patch
> contained here successfully links against libedit on NetBSD and
> Debian GNU/kFreeBSD. Likewise, it still behaves correctly with
> libreadline on GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, DragonFlyBSD, OpenBSD, and
> OpenSolaris.

Isn’t libedit supposed to be a clone of Readline just for the sake of
avoiding the GPL?

Why not let its maintainers fix it, if they really want it to behave
like a drop-in replacement?


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