[racket] No shortcuts on linux REPL

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Fri Apr 6 07:47:08 EDT 2012

Just now, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 6:51 AM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> >
> > 9 hours ago, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote:
> >>
> >> 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 .
> >
> > That was the best I could decipher from doing some searches a number
> > of years ago -- perhaps things have/will change...
> I don't have time for a lot of license-lawyering at the moment, but
> Python (which has a very liberal license) ships with line editing
> enabled.  I don't know if they use readline, or some other variant.

That was also the case when I looked into it, and my conclusion at the
time was that it's not making it valid for us to enable it by default.

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