[R] problem with "history"
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Jul 28 18:41:31 CEST 2001
On Sat, 28 Jul 2001, Thomas J Vogels wrote:
> Hi, having run into this problem (R's configure not picking up my readline
> lib) myself a couple times, I'm wondering whether the 'readline feature'
> could be added to the capabilities so that I could do:
> > capabilities()['readline']
> just like I can do today:
> > capabilities()['tcltk']
It could, but it's a Unix-specific feature, and the idea of
capabilities() was to have a programatic way to use certain features
if they existed (or not if they did not), so this was not an obvious one.
Perhaps a neutral name like "command-line editing"? Any ideas for a
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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