[racket-dev] Line editing in the default REPL

From: James McCoy (jamessan at debian.org)
Date: Tue Nov 25 12:42:16 EST 2014

On Nov 25, 2014 11:01 AM, "Matthew Flatt" <mflatt at cs.utah.edu> wrote:
> We can't link to "libreadline" by default in a Racket
> distribution, and since "libeditline" isn't typically included with
> Linux distributions (as far as I can tell), it seems like we haven't
> solved any problem unless we provide "libeditline".

According to whohas[0], Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo, and Mandriva ship editline
packages.  The lack of Fedora and OpenSUSE is a big hole, but libeditline
isn't completely absent from the ecosystem.

[0]: https://github.com/whohas/whohas

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