gnu readline licensing?

Brendan Miller catphive at
Tue Apr 20 14:09:30 EDT 2010

Python provides a GNU readline interface... since readline is a GPLv3
library, doesn't that make python subject to the GPL? I'm confused
because I thought python had a more BSD style license.

Also, I presume programs written with the readline interface would
still be subject to GPL... might want to put a warning about that in
the python library docs.

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