cmo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| you can use *rlwrap* utility with readline library. basicly rlwrap
| will (as the name suggests) wrap sbcl program when you run it provide
| you with ''what you asked for''. then in your shell rc file you can do
| something like
| alias sbcl='rlwrap sbcl' ... and forget about the rlwrap thunking
Have you actually ever *tried* "rlwrap" with a Lisp REPL,
especially with multiline s-exprs?!? I have, and it, uh...
[how to put this as politely as possible?]... sort of sucks. IMHO.
Plus, it captures SIGQUIT, which CMUCL and maybe SBCL(?) map
to a call to ABORT, and losing that *really* sucks!!
p.s. To repeat myself [bad taste, I know], GNU "readline()" is *not* a
panacea for REPL input!! <http://www.nhplace.com/kent/PS/Ambitious.html>
explains a few reasons why it probably can't ever be.
Rob Warnock <email@example.com>
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