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Re: request for hack: readline fixes

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: Re: request for hack: readline fixes
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 12:32:51 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Hi Neil,

On Sun 31 Oct 2010 00:11, Neil Jerram <address@hidden> writes:

> Neil Jerram <address@hidden> writes:
>> Subject: [PATCH] Expression-oriented readline history

Awesome! Applied, with gusto :)

> 2. An interesting different approach would be not to do the add-history
> here (i.e. in make-readline-port) at all, but instead in
> readline-repl-reader, by writing the expression that was read into a
> string, and adding that string with add-history.  That would give a less
> verbatim kind of history, e.g. (I guess) "'a" would appear in the
> history as "(quote a)".  But it would cope better with multiple
> expressions being entered at the same readline prompt.

Hummmm. I would like this, but we would have to use the pretty-printer
for the current language, so that it would work for ecmascript too.


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