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Re: ctrl-w oddity on bash-4.4


From: Ángel
Subject: Re: ctrl-w oddity on bash-4.4
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2017 01:13:23 +0200

On 2017-10-22 at 21:08 -0500, Eduardo A. Bustamante López wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 06:52:12PM -0400, Aron Griffis wrote:
> > I'm seeing some strange behavior and don't know if it's a bug or intended.
> [...]
> > If this is intentional then I'd be curious about the rationale.
> 
> Please read:
> 
>  http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-bash/2016-11/msg00004.html
> 
> I believe this is the entry in the change log describing the change, although
> I'm unable to find Carlos' original report in the archives:
> 
> | lib/readline/vi_mode.c
> |        - rl_vi_unix_word_rubout: new function, implements ^W as Posix 
> specifies
> |          it for vi mode, using whitespace and punctuation characters as word
> |          boundaries. Prompted by question from Carlos Pita
> |          <address@hidden>
> 

Please note that this changelog entry and the execute_cmd.c aboce have
an 'o' too much in the email address (it should read "carlosjosepita").
He already appears another 5 times with the right email.

I would expect the question to have been raised approximately between
June and September 2016, but I too was unable to find those emails.
Maybe it was a direct mail, or reported on a different mailing list.

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