"Joshua D. Drake" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> I really don't get the libedit-preferred syntax? Why not just:

> --with-libedit        use BSD Libedit not GNU Readline
> --with-readline use GNU Readline not BSD Libedit
> --without-readline do not use GNU Readline nor BSD Libedit

Well, the point is that the current configure behavior usually does the
right thing *without* any switches.  If we made it behave as above then
the user would be forced to specify which library was installed on his
system, which is a bit pedantic when most platforms will have only one.

                        regards, tom lane

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