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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: libreadline7-7.0.1-1, libreadline-devel-7.0.1-1, bash-4.4.5-1

Am 14.01.2017 um 22:47 schrieb Eric Blake:
On 01/13/2017 06:23 PM, Steven Penny wrote:
On Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:46:43, Eric Blake wrote:
Is the problem in libreadline7 or in bash? ...
Okay, so you've isolated the problem to readline.  In all likelihood, it
is an unintentional upstream regression; now we need to figure out what
is causing the change in behavior.
Or actually, whether the current (now broken) functionality is useful at all, as it does not insert the character with the code being entered... In a UTF-8 locale, e.g., Alt+2-1-6 should result in the Unicode character with decimal code 216, which is 'Ø', and so does mintty (with or without NumLock, by the way) – but it inserts 'Ï' which has code 216 in the ancient PC/VGA character set (CP437). I think this is pretty useless. I also think it would be better to place this functionality into the console handler in the cygwin dll on that occasion, and clear it from readline. If there is agreement on this, I might eventually look into the implementation...

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