The files in this directory provide simple line-editing and history
editline has only been enabled for those platforms on which it is
known to build; to try it on a different platform, define JS_EDITLINE
before building. Line editing (and js.c) is not a supported feature
The editline API is a compatible subset of the FSF readline API; if
you have readline installed and would like to link to that instead,
define JS_READLINE. Note that the readline library is distributed
under the GPL, so any resulting binaries are not legally
The editline files used here have been modified to work with the js
build system and to quiet some compiler warnings, and also to remove
If anyone knows of a more recent version of these files, or a site on
which they are being maintained, please let me know!
Mike McCabe, email@example.com
The original README file distributed with the editline library follows.
This is a line-editing library. It can be linked into almost any
program to provide command-line editing and recall.
It is call-compatible with the FSF readline library, but it is a
fraction of the size (and offers fewer features). It does not use
standard I/O. It is distributed under a "C News-like" copyright.
Configuration is done in the Makefile. Type "make testit" to get
a small slow shell for testing.
An earlier version was distributed with Byron's rc. Principal
changes over that version include:
Is eight-bit clean (thanks to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Written in K&R C, but ANSI compliant (gcc all warnings)
Propagates EOF properly; rc trip test now passes
Doesn't need or use or provide memmove.
Calling sequence changed to be compatible with readline.
Test program, new manpage, better configuration
More system-independant; includes Unix and OS-9 support.
This contains some changes since the posting to comp.sources.misc:
Bugfix for completion on absolute pathnames.
Better handling of M-n versus showing raw 8bit chars.
Better signal handling.
Now supports termios/termio/sgttyb ioctl's.
Add M-m command to toggle how 8bit data is displayed.
There is one known bug:
History-searching redraws the line wrong if the text
retrieved is shorter then the prompt.
Copyright 1992,1993 Simmule Turner and Rich Salz. All rights reserved.
This software is not subject to any license of the American Telephone
and Telegraph Company or of the Regents of the University of California.
Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose on
any computer system, and to alter it and redistribute it freely, subject
to the following restrictions:
1. The authors are not responsible for the consequences of use of this
software, no matter how awful, even if they arise from flaws in it.
2. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented, either by
explicit claim or by omission. Since few users ever read sources,
credits must appear in the documentation.
3. Altered versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be
misrepresented as being the original software. Since few users
ever read sources, credits must appear in the documentation.
4. This notice may not be removed or altered.