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Re^2: CPAN and readline on windows

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Mar 25, 2009 at 16:45 UTC ( #753175=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: CPAN and readline on windows
in thread CPAN and readline on windows

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:

  1. 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.

  2. it disables my shell's existing, perfectly functional command line editing and history facilities.

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