Tom Lane wrote: > Bruce Momjian <email@example.com> writes: > > Tom Lane wrote: > >> Can't it just be --with-libedit? That seems awfully verbose, > >> particularly seeing that configure doesn't handle switch abbreviation. > > > The problem is that we need a clear way to say we don't want any line > > editing. Right now we do it with --without-readline. Also, we already > > test for libedit if we don't find readline. Would we stop doing that? > > Well, we could rename --without-readline to --without-editing, but > I think this would just break people's existing expectations without > adding much. I don't see a problem with documenting > > --with-libedit prefer libedit over libreadline > > and leaving the rest alone.
That seems confusing because you would assume the default, --without-libedit, would not use libedit, but it does. I trimmed it down to: --with-bonjour build with Bonjour support --with-openssl build with OpenSSL support --with-prefer-libedit prefer libedit over readline --without-readline do not use Readline --without-zlib do not use Zlib I did preference -> prefer and removed 'bsd'. I could name it --with-libedit-first. Is that better? > > Oh, one good thing is that the new configure 2.59 we are using throws an > > error now for invalid user-supplied configure options, rather than > > silently ignoring it like it used to. > > Really? I did "configure --with-bozo" and it didn't complain. It > does barf on "--bozo", but the autoconf boys have been insistent for > more than a decade that accepting --with-anything is a feature not > a bug. So I think --with-some-long-name is more user-unfriendly than > user-friendly. Oh, I see, if you do --blah, it complains, but you are right, --with-blah doesn't complain. Boohoo. -- Bruce Momjian | http://candle.pha.pa.us firstname.lastname@example.org | (610) 359-1001 + If your life is a hard drive, | 13 Roberts Road + Christ can be your backup. | Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 19073 ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 4: Have you searched our list archives? http://archives.postgresql.org