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Re: Clisp 1997-05-29 cygwin-beta question
Bruno Haible wrote in August:
> of clisp is difficult: The cygwin32 port has Unixy pathname syntax and
> slow directory accesses, but has the readline library built-in. The
> native win32 port is fine and snappy, even with generational GC, but
> lacks readline.
BTW, are there really people using readline on any platform? I mean,
readline is nice for one line input, but who's writing many one-liners
in Common Lisp?
Are people really typing programs in a terminal window, knowing that
they must ctrl-C any beginning of a function when they notice that
something is wrong one line above in the same function?
So what's readline good for?