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On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 5:03 PM, Duane Leslie <> wrote:
> On 29 Jul 2017, at 02:22, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <> wrote:
>>> Would you be open to considering dlopen()'ing readline? Then you
>>> wouldn't have to worry about it actually being installed, you'd just
>>> detect it at runtime and use it if it's available.
>> Oh, this may open another big can of worms. For instance, which is the
>> full path of the to use in dlopen?
>> However, this does not solve the problem because lua.c has to call
>> readline and cannot detect this at compiel time.
>> If you could provide working code for your suggestion, I'd like to see it.
> Sorry I'm late to the party, was busy with other things.  I already build with `dlopen` `readline` on FreeBSD.  Patch is attached.
> Regards,
> Duane.

Thanks for this little gem!