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> can use the Readline library. This is not enabled by default because of licensing reasons [...].

What?!

gnu.org/software/guile/manual/

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@fabionatali AFAIK Guile is LGPL3 and readline is GPL3. Enabling readline by default would cause Guile to be affected by GPL3's license, therefore causing Guile to be licensed under GPL3 instead of LGPL3.

@phoe Yeah good point, it must be that reason. Thanks for your reply. 🌈

@fabionatali

you already got a explaination about why this is

But this is surely a usability issue

It doesn't need to be

The reason why this is, is cultural

The documentation is not oriented toward user experience, it completely overlooks that

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