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From: William Lovas <wlovas@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] toplevel command history/editing?
On Wed, Mar 19, 2003 at 11:15:16AM -0500, cashin@cs.uga.edu wrote:
> Graham Guttocks <graham_guttocks@yahoo.co.nz> writes:
> 
> > SooHyoung Oh <shoh@duonix.com> wrote: 
> >> 
> >> Please check "ledit" and "ocaml2" in Caml humps pages.
> >
> > That's nice, but why isn't this ability built into `ocaml'?
> > I can't think of a reason why any user would not want this.
> 
> Just a guess: maybe a lot of developers are using the "run-caml"
> command inside of emacs, which provides history and other nice
> features. 

I think a major reason is licensing: the GNU readline library is licensed
under the GPL, whereas the O'Caml toplevel is licensed under the QPL, and
these two licenses are not compatible.  Check

    http://caml.inria.fr/ocaml/LICENSE.html

for more info.

Since `ledit' is a standalone program, this sort of thing doesn't crop up.

cheers,
William

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