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Re: using guile's readline module

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: using guile's readline module
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 18:54:16 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1007 (Gnus v5.10.7) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Gene Pavlovsky <address@hidden> writes:

> guile> (readline-set! 'bounce-parens 50)
> <unnamed port>: In expression (readline-options-interface (append # #)):
> <unnamed port>: Unbound variable: readline-options-interface
> ABORT: (unbound-variable)

Does it work if you omit the quote?  In other words, like this:

(readline-set! bounce-parens 50)

(For some reason, possibly analogy with set!, the xxx-enable and
xxx-disable procedures of the options interface take a quoted option
name, but xxx-set! takes its option name unquoted.)

> Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but I think that I follow the manual.

The manual has examples which show this, but it isn't explicit on the

> The second issue is that when I type something, during the time when
> the matching paren is highlighted (and that is 500 ms by default),
> guile doesn't accept any input, so every time I close a paren, I get
> to wait 500 ms to type more. Both gauche and csi with readline
> modules installed don't hang like this, so I think it's a
> guile-specific bug.

I probably can't help here, but what OS and Guile version are you


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