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09 Jan 2012, 19:42
Max Meyer (7 posts)

You wrote about command suites and commandline parsers. Are you going to write something about building command shells (incl. tab completion)?

Something similar to psql (Postgres), sqlite3 etc.

09 Jan 2012, 20:56
David Copeland (512 posts)

The last chapter covers using deadline to implement a command-shell, including tab completion and history browsing.

11 Jan 2012, 08:45
Max Meyer (7 posts)

You mean readline not deadline, aren’t you? I found it eventually.

But maybe it’s worth to mention something about command shells in chapter 2 and add a reference chapter to chapter 10.

11 Jan 2012, 16:50
Max Meyer (7 posts)

I searched a bit on and may be there are some gems which make life easier when one wants to build a command shell:

  • Building your own shell

  • irb-like shell which can be exteneded via plugins to match one’s needs

  • easy autocompletion

24 Jan 2012, 05:52
charles williams (1 post)

thankz Max. that would definitely give us a big help.

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