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Re: [Bug-readline] Not a bug but a wish

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [Bug-readline] Not a bug but a wish
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 16:50:56 -0400

> I think you misunderstood him. I think the command he is looking for is
> operate-and-get-next (C-o)
>             Accept  the current line for execution and fetch the next line
> relative to the current line from
>             the history for editing.  Any argument is ignored.

If that's what he means by "enter", I think you're right.

> However, this is listed in man bash, not in man readline. It is in the bash
> interface to readline. If they want it right away, they can implement the
> same function in their own readline interface, the function doesn't look that
> complicated. It is operate_and_get_next in bashline.c
> I do think it would be a good idea to put this into readline itself. Chet, 
> how do you see the prospect of operate-and-get-next being directly in 
> readline?

I was not thinking about doing it, because it manipulates state that the
calling application is supposed to manage (rl_startup_hook) and requires
that state to be maintained across calls to readline().


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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.tis.case.edu/~chet/

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