[R] readline/R

Roger Koenker roger at ysidro.econ.uiuc.edu
Wed Jun 26 20:40:52 CEST 2002

It has been  my experience that readline "doesn't really work" in vi mode
in sun cmdtool (sun-cmd) windows on solaris.  (In the sense that it doesn't
properly refresh the recalled lines.)  But this is a known problem of readline
not of R, I believe, and in an xterm window things are fine.

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On Wed, 26 Jun 2002 ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:

> On Wed, 26 Jun 2002, Ori Rosen wrote:
> > I am trying to get readline working in R to avoid retyping commands.
> > I have compliled both readline and R on my work station. Although the
> > compilation shows (see below) that readline is supported, it
> > doesn't really work. I would appreciate any tips on how to get it to work.
> Whatever does `it doesn't really work' mean?  Surely it works or it
> doesn't?  What does capabilities("cledit") say?
> This works out of the box for me on Solaris 2.7, and always has
> (even with 64-bit compilers).

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