Forum: Ruby Mac OS X Intel 10.4.5 readline support

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Gareth R. (Guest)
on 2006-03-12 17:28
Does anyone know how to get readline support working for an Intel

This package doesn't work.

Dae San H. (Guest)
on 2006-03-12 19:08
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Readline library is already there.  (It's not GNU's, I think it's

Tiger's default ruby installation doesn't use it however.  If you
compile ruby 1.8.4 from the source, irb will have readline support
enabled automatically.

Mc Osten (Guest)
on 2006-03-13 11:38
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Dae San H. ha scritto:

> (It's not GNU's, I think it's NetBSD's.)

Yes, you are right.

head /usr/include/readline/readline.h
/*      $NetBSD: readline.h,v 1.11 2004/01/17 17:57:40 christos Exp $

  * Copyright (c) 1997 The NetBSD Foundation, Inc.
  * All rights reserved.

However it's not perfectly gnu-compatible. I haven't tried with ruby (I
installed readline 5 from sources), but with GiNaC interpreter it does
not compile.
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