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Re: eval constructs in prog. completion funcs dont't work

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: eval constructs in prog. completion funcs dont't work
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 09:39:13 -0400

> Machine Type: sparc-sun-solaris2.7
> Bash Version: 2.05
> Patch Level: 0
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>       When there is an eval-construct in a function which is 
>       called for programmable completion  (complete -F ...)
>       bash gets into some unexpected state on the first
>       completion attempt which uses this function.

It's yacc.  yacc-generated parsers are generally not reentrant, which
the completion code needs when `eval' (which runs the parser again) is
used.  Use bison to regenerate y.tab.[ch] and rebuild. (I used bison-1.28.)

It's partly my fault.  When I upgraded to FreeBSD 4.2 on my primary
development machine, I forgot to install bison, so the y.tab.[ch]
distributed with bash-2.05 are generated by byacc.

I'll probably have to put new y.tab.? files out on my ftp site soon.


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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