@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.
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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