Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 469465
readline doesn't work in maxima
Last modified: 2009-04-26 17:59:55 EDT
Description of problem:
Can't use arrows and readline features in maxima.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to use arrow keys, ^A, ^E, Home, End, etc in maxima
Get lots of ^[[A^[[A control sequences showing up in the terminal.
Moves cursor left or right, to the start or end of the line, moves through previously entered lines, etc.
Depends on which maxima-runtime-* pkg you're using.
According to RPM:
I suppose that this must be the one that yum pulled in when I typed 'yum install maxima'.
For what it's worth, some lisp runtimes provide readline support and others don't. maxima-runtime-sbcl happens to be one that doesn't.
I believe gcl, clisp *do* include readline support (and sbcl doesn't).