Subject: Re: libedit's readline.h now installed in /usr/include/readline/
To: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Jarom=EDr_Dolecek?= <>
From: Patrick Welche <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/08/2001 13:50:33
On Sat, Jan 06, 2001 at 10:22:31AM +0100, Jaromír Dolecek wrote:
> matthew green wrote:
> > this change seems like a really bad idea.  what's the point of moving it to
> > a <readline/readline.h> if you have to modify every makefile to deal with it?
> GNU readline installs to <readline/readline.h>. Most applications
> use #include <readline/readline.h>.
> Obviously, we should adhere to what readline uses - the whole point of the
> emulation layer is to provide an environment where applications
> written for readline may be linked with editline with minimal
> changes.  It was a mistake that the headers were originally installed in
> /usr/include and not /usr/include/readline/, at a first place.

Agreed: /usr/include/histedit.h will still be there for straight libedit,
the point of having readline is to emulate..