How does CPAN use readline, and why might BrowserUk wish to disable this?
It is (apparently) used on other platforms to provide line editing, command line history etc.
The reasons I want to disable it is because:
- it doesn't work on my system.
With it enabled I can neither edit the current line as I am typing, nor retrieve previous lines--even from the current session. It effectively renders all input as write-only. Make a typo and your only option is to start again from scratch.
- it disables my shell's existing, perfectly functional command line editing and history facilities.
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