libedit update

Jerry James loganjerry at
Wed Feb 9 05:09:28 UTC 2011

On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 7:41 AM, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at> wrote:
> So, is it time to replace the old unmaintained compat-readline5 which is
> kept only for licensing reasons with this now?
> And would it make sense to try to replace readline with libedit systemwide,
> even? It feels quite silly to have multiple implementations of the exact
> same API for licensing reasons, and the libedit license should be compatible
> with everything.

I'm not sure that libedit provides the entire readline API.  I'll
block out some time to compare the two, hopefully tomorrow but
possibly not until the end of the week.  I'll follow up here when I've
done that.
Jerry James

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