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Date: 2001-06-19 (10:07)
From: Sven LUTHER <luther@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Caml toplevel and readline
On Tue, Jun 19, 2001 at 10:39:08AM +0900, Jacques Garrigue wrote:
> > 	Alternatively, why not build the toplevel
> > with ledit?
> I suppose that most people at INRIA are already using it with ledit,
> so they didn't think of including it. Also, ledit requires libunix,
> but I don't know if the terminal capacities included in ocamlrun
> would be enough in this case. The way it works currently, you probably
> need pipes. But all this should be solvable.

And ledit needs camlp4, right, but i gues syou could preprocess it or
something like that ?

> > > But the first man making a custom toplevel is dead: 
> > > having both in the same file won't do.
> > 
> > 	I am the one linking it into the toplevel, not INRIA.
> > It will have no impact on me, since I do not use the top
> > level for producing code (only for testing the occasional
> > small fragments).
> The standard distribution already contains a labltk toplevel, linked
> in custom mode. And INRIA distributes binaries.

But they could distribute them without libreadline being used.

Sure this would mean more work, but i think if someone contribute a patch for
supporting it, they would gladly accept it.

That said adding ledit or something similar to ocaml would be nice.

Did not some incarnation of caml-light had some kind of librealine like
functionality ? what happened to that ?

Or was it just librealine and it was removed, because of the licensing issue ?


Sven Luther
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