Phillip Gawlowski wrote:
> greg wrote:
>  > On Apr 15, 11:15 am, Robert Klemme <shortcut... / googlemail.com> wrote:
>  >> On 15.04.2007 17:20, greg wrote:
>  >>
>  >>> I want to output some text to the the terminal and allow the user to
>  >>> edit it.  Like the ability you get when using irb and go back in the
>  >>> history.  Basically a readline but the outputted text would be
>  >>> editable instead of a prompt.  I cannot find any way to do this
>  >>> using standard tools or with any libraries.  Any help is greatly
>  >>> appreciated.
>  >> If you are on some kind of Unix your favorite shell usually offers
>  >> this service.  IIRC Ruby comes with readline built in, so you might
>  >> be able to use it from a Ruby program.  Does that help?
>
> > I am looking for cross-shell/platform compatibility, but if there is a
> > way to delegate this task to the shell I would be interested in
> > knowing anyways.
> > It seems there are over ten IRC libraries, which one are you referring
> > too?  I doubt those libraries would be doing anything other than the
> > standard Readline.readline though.
>
> Firstly:
> A: It messes with the readability of responses.
> Q: Why is top-quoting bad?
>
> Secondly:
> IIRC == "If I Remember Correctly" != Internet Relay Chat.
>
> Thirdly:
> Readline.readline is what Robert Klemme meant, if I parse the thread
> correctly.
>
>
> --
> Phillip "CynicalRyan" Gawlowski
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> http://clothred.rubyforge.org
>
> Eek! That was supposed to be My Special Law, _MY_ special law, I tell
> you!
>
> T/

Readline.readline does not have this capability.