ITP: editline - tiny readline like library
I intend to package editline by Rich Salz.
editline is a library similar to readline although far simpler and
smaller. It is especially suited to storage space sensitive
environments like boot disks and embedded systems.
It adds about 18k to a program to use editline on i386 machines,
about 128k less than readline.
I envision libeditline-dev_*.deb and libeditline0_*.deb.
(Note: this package builds itself into libedit.a natively, but
that would be confused with the BSD libedit, so since its source
code is called `editline' I choose that name.)
The copyright goes like...
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.
(As with all my ITPs, s/intend to package/have packaged/ I just hate to
announce before I know it will work out.)
Jim Studt, President
The Federated Software Group, Inc.