ANNOUNCE: Readline Alternative 1.2

Chris Gonnerman chris.gonnerman at
Sun May 6 07:32:48 CEST 2001

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charles Allen" <charles at>
Subject: Re: ANNOUNCE: Readline Alternative 1.2

> FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD all have the editline library (BSD
> license).  You could have just ported this to begin with.

I wasn't aware of that, but it doesn't matter anyway as what I wanted
was the ability to plug in a pure Python readline module.  I had to
use a C extension to actually do the "plugging in" because that 
functionality is inexplicably missing from Python.

The _rlsetup.pyd module is quite small and has no non-Python 

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