BSD editline may be a viable alternative for them, if readline is a 
license problem. I wonder why they don't use it...

-Brian

On Apr 11, 2005, at 4:51 AM, Dick Davies wrote:

> * Luc Heinrich <lucsky / mac.com> [0409 07:09]:
>> Richard Kilmer <rich / infoether.com> wrote:
>>
>>> This is GREAT NEWS.
>>
>> Yeah well, irb is still compiled without readline support. :/
>
> Readline is problematic license-wise, I think?
>
> If you build and install readline (and the ruby readline lib), irb
> will 'just work' - you won't need to recompile ruby or irb.
>
> (yes, ok, you'll need gcc and ruby source to build the readline lib.
> But they could always be packaged as a gem or something - does
> rubygems support binary gems yet?)
>
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