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Re: Bash 5.1: rl_readline_version = 0x801 (shouldn't it be 0x0801 ?)

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash 5.1: rl_readline_version = 0x801 (shouldn't it be 0x0801 ?)
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2020 20:48:21 -0500
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On 12/8/20 6:32 PM, Lawrence Velázquez wrote:

Such information could just be added to the output of bash --version
(or perhaps as a shell variable à la BASH_VERSION). There is no
need for a separate command-line option.

Why, though? What is valuable about knowing which version of readline is
linked with a particular bash binary? (Or, more accurately, knowing
whether or not that bash binary is linked with an external version of
readline, knowing that specific bash versions are always shipped with
specific readline versions.)

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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