[Complete Newbie Response] Re: End-useraccessingSqueak"program" from a VT220 terminal?

Avi Bryant avi at beta4.com
Sat Feb 15 09:28:56 UTC 2003

On Sat, 15 Feb 2003 cg at cdegroot.com wrote:

> I would probably write a 'squeaksh' front-end in C. It could use the GNU
> readline library in order to give a comfortable command-line environment
> (with history, tab completion, etcetera). The 'squeaksh' front-end would
> connect to Squeak, either with HTTP (make every entered command a HTTP
> PUT) or XML-RPC.

Alternatively, why not interface with readline, or maybe ncurses, directly
through FFI?  It would actually be quite cool IMO to have a good ncurses
wrapper for Squeak, and it looks technically feasible - unlike most of the
GUI toolkits out there, curses doesn't seem to require callbacks.


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