[Pythonmac-SIG] Mac Intel Python status?

Piet van Oostrum piet at cs.uu.nl
Thu Jan 26 13:36:07 CET 2006

>>>>> skip at pobox.com (s) wrote:

>s> Apparently the readline library in MacOSX isn't really readline.  It's a
>s> renamed libedit.  Not having encountered this deception before, Python's
>s> build procedure doesn't know to test the capability of readline.  I suggest
>s> you just comment out the readline checks in setup.py.

libedit (editline) is a different library with a similar function as
readline, but not compatible with it. It has a BSD license. It is often
used instead of readline for non-GPL software.
Piet van Oostrum <piet at cs.uu.nl>
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