[lldb-dev] Command history line editing

William Schmidt via lldb-dev lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Mar 7 11:34:09 PST 2018

readline has been around for donkeys' years. I was hacking it in MKSToolkit
back in the nineties. That implementation had a bug that hosed the
debugger's command line and a shell work-around to resolve it. Presumably,
there must be a clean-room version of readline somewhere that does not use
GPL? bash owns the command line so applications should mimic its behavior,
or at least offer a user-selectable option. Say, either emacs or vi editing
modes, as bash itself does.


On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 11:53 AM, <paul.robinson at sony.com> wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: lldb-dev [mailto:lldb-dev-bounces at lists.llvm.org] On Behalf Of Ted
> > Woodward via lldb-dev
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 9:40 AM
> > To: 'Jan Kratochvil'; 'William Schmidt'; lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org
> > Subject: Re: [lldb-dev] Command history line editing
> >
> > It's not just Apple that avoids GPL. Many LLVM users cannot use GPL.
> > Adding GPL code to LLDB is a non-starter.
> License questions need to be cleared with the LLVM Foundation.
> But my non-lawyer understanding is no GPL.
> --paulr
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