Tom Lane wrote:
> "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.

Well hmmm. The only thing I can say to this, would be if you are
compiling from source, being pedantic is usually a good thing ;). I do
see your point however.

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake


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