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Readline provides a Raku interface to libreadline.


Please make sure that libreadline is installed beforehand, the tests will fail otherwise. If libreadline is installed but the tests still fail, please note that the Raku package searches a given set of directories for libreadline.{so,dynlib}.* files, otherwise it defaults to v7. If your libreadline installation isn't on any of these paths, or requires non-standard setup, please file an issue.

For those of you on Linux Debian and Linux-alike systems, you should be able to get the latest version with this CLI invocation:

$ sudo apt-get install libreadline7

(I'd prefer to use LibraryCheck, but it fails inside the 'is native()' method call.)

On macOS, use Hombrew or MacPorts to install readline. If you installed Rakudo-Star with Homebrew after Sept. 1 it should already be there.

If not you can install just Readline

brew install readline

or update your rakudo-star install.

brew upgrade rakudo-star

Using zef (a module management tool bundled with Rakudo Star):

$ zef update && zef install Readline

Or alternatively installing it from a checkout of this repo with zef:

$ zef install .


See the examples/ directory in this project.


To run tests:

$ prove -e raku



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