Subject: Re: Vinum in NetBSD: status and questions
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/08/2003 19:31:51
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On Tuesday,  8 April 2003 at 18:31:41 +1000, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 08, 2003 at 05:04:01PM +0930, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>> I currently have a few questions:
>> 1.  vinum(8) has a command-line mode and uses readline for command
>>     line editing and history.  I can find the headers for readline,
>>     but I can't find a library.  What's the policy?  Is readline
>>     deprecated?  I've found editline, but the interface is quite
>>     different, and I'd prefer to keep things the same.
> /usr/include/readline/readline.h is the interface to a readline
> compatibility shim provided by -ledit.

You got there before I was able to update this message.  Yes, I've
fixed that issue.

> If Vinum is mainly for *BSD, libedit is available on all of them,
> and IMHO, it's much easier to program for libedit than for
> readline...

It seems that the readline compatibility of libedit is enough for all
platforms.  I have that part working now.

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