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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?

	Jo"rg Ho"hle.
Joerg.Hoehle@gmd.de		http://zeus.gmd.de/~hoehle/amiga-clisp.html