Ilya Zakharevich on Mon, 10 Mar 2003 13:34:31 -0800

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Re: [PATCH oldish CVS] readline 1.0

On Fri, Nov 29, 2002 at 05:57:22PM -0800, Ilya Zakharevich wrote:
> This patch
>  a) restores compatibility with readline 1.0 (at least headers);
>  b) detects when history.h is missing (and corrects for it, sigh...);
>  c) detects a (typical?) case mismatch between readline headers and
>     library (when headers are old, but the library is newer - somebody
>     installed "user-visible" update, but not developer-visible?); we do
>     not do anything drastic in this case; only enable rl_save_prompt
>     if the library version is 4.1 or more (do not know the exact
>     transition time, should be after 2.1)
>  d) Report both version of readline at compile time and now (if possible);

Is this patch included in 2.2.5?  I was compiling gp at 4 different
offices (Ohio, Berkeley, MPI-Bonn and IHES), and mis-installed
readline was a problem everywhere.  Now I see that at least the code
to print the actual version of Readline is not there...