GHCi completion on windows?
simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Wed May 7 05:13:27 EDT 2008
Claus Reinke wrote:
> while undocumented (?), there seems to be a lot of code
> in GHCi regarding commandline completion. but in a
> default build, i don't get any benefit from that, as editline
> doesn't seem available for mingw (?).
> is there a way to get this working on windows? i'm growing
> rather tired of typing VeryLongCamelCaseLanguageExtensions
> in GHCi sessions, and this would help!-)
> if there really is no working editline for windows, is there a
> way of pluggin in Malcolm's System.Console.SimpleLineEditor (currently
> in package readline), extended to handle completion?
> the completion code itself is in haskell, anyway, just that there's
> no editline/readline to call this code on windows, right?
Yes, exactly. I believe at one stage there was a readline C library
available for mingw, and we could build the Haskell readline library, but
IIRC it was a bit flaky and only worked in some of the console environments
(cmd, MSYS, cygwin, xterm).
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