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Re: Readline behavior with colored custom prompt

From: Matthew Keeter
Subject: Re: Readline behavior with colored custom prompt
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 13:53:16 -0500

I think the fundamental issue is incorrect prompt length calculation, since it’s not just bounce-parens:
even with that turned off, scrolling through history ends up printing weird mismatched lines.

Here’s a similar issue discussed in nodejs:

Any suggestions where to look for prompt length calculations?
I flipped through guile-readline/readline.c but didn’t see any obvious places to apply a fix.


On Feb 25, 2016, at 1:05 PM, Mike Gran <address@hidden> wrote:

On Thursday, February 25, 2016 9:21 AM, Matthew Keeter <address@hidden> wrote:

Run this and you’ll get a Guile shell.  Into that shell, type

  '(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10)

The final parenthesis will highlight a character midway through the string
(instead of the first parenthesis).

The same issues happen if you try to scroll through history: lines end up
overlapping in strange ways.

Removing the ANSI codes from custom-prompt resolves the issue, but I’d really
like to have a colored prompt and correct readline behavior.

Does anyone have any ideas?

The conflict is likely between your codes and the bounce-parens functionality
of the readline prompt.

(readline-set! bounce-parens 0)  should disable that functionality and make the
colored prompt work.

To get your escape sequences and bounce-parens working would probably require
more thinking...


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