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Re: incorrect handling of invisible characters in prompt string

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: incorrect handling of invisible characters in prompt string
Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2006 21:28:14 -0500
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Eric Blake wrote:
> [Please use mailing lists instead of sending private mail
> to random developers - I don't know whether you
> intended this as a question about bash proper or
> about the cygwin port of bash, so I have cross-posted
> my reply]
>> Hi Eric,
>> I found the following message (from July 2005) by you on the cygwin 
>> mailing list:
>> http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2005-07/msg00659.html
>> As you probably know, that bug is still there :-)
> Yes, readline 5.1 still mishandles invisible characters present
> in one-line prompts when compiled for multibyte support, at
> least on cygwin, and I still don't know a root cause.

If you come up with something I can reproduce, I will take another
look at it.

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