Subject: Re: bin/3011: ftp could be smarter with host:/path and URL's
To: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@auchentoshan.pdl.cs.cmu.edu>
Date: 12/09/1996 14:45:14
> IMHO I'd say any program which implements a command-line interpreter
> should have the option of using something like libedit to enhance its
> user-interface. This goes for full shells, and things like ftp(1).
Looking at this from another angle:
Why does libedit exist if not to make it easier to add command-line
editing to programs which have command-line interpreters?
It's not like many third-party applications or user programs are going
to be written to use it, since it exists on so few systems...