[racket] No shortcuts on linux REPL

From: Sam Tobin-Hochstadt (samth at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Thu Apr 5 21:40:39 EDT 2012

On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 7:59 PM, Brian Mastenbrook <brian at mastenbrook.net> wrote:
> On 04/05/2012 06:32 PM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote:
>> You should look at the `readline' library [1], or at Eli's excellent
>> XREPL library [2], both of which enable line editing.
> Out of curiosity, why isn't XREPL enabled by default? I think most people
> expect a command-line REPL to be readline enabled these days, and XREPL
> includes a lot of other useful conveniences that would help Racket make a
> good first impression.

Our interpretation of the readline license is that doing this would
mean Racket (at least the command line) would need be distributed
under the GPL.  See
http://docs.racket-lang.org/readline/#%28part._readline-license%29 .

sam th
samth at ccs.neu.edu

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