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Re: zle separability

Thanks. I guess there's always writing a zsh script to do the
interfacing, but that wouldn't be ideal.

(... but, by the way, it would still be nice if such uses for zsh were
better supported, with for instance support for reading an arbitrary
config file or executing an arbitrary fragment before opening an
interactive shell, or for a function which can be defined to handle
all interactive commands)


On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 01:08:16AM +0200, DervishD wrote:
>     Hi Frederik :)
>  * Frederik Eaton <frederik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> dixit:
> > I'm writing a shell and I'm wondering if there would be an advantage
> > to trying to use zle instead of readline at least initially. My
> > impression is that it has a lot of additional features (multiline
> > editing?) that might be nice to take advantage of, but I'm not sure
> > how hard it would be to separate it from the rest of the zsh code.
>     I was told once that zle was tightly coupled with the rest of the
> shell code. My interest was using zle as a general purpose line
> editor (for example for building frontends). Bad luck, because zle is
> really *great* and, IMHO, better than readline...
>     Raúl Núñez de Arenas Coronado
> -- 
> Linux Registered User 88736
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