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Re: [Bug-readline] Comments in inputrc

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [Bug-readline] Comments in inputrc
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 17:57:39 -0400
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On 9/18/10 5:36 PM, Andre Majorel wrote:
> readline(1) says, in .SH INITIALIZATION FILE,
>   Lines beginning with a # are comments.
> This suggests that "#" only starts a comment when at the
> beginning of a line. But as far as I can see,
>   "abc": "xyz" # foo
> is equivalent to
>   "abc": "xyz"
> If that is the case, perhaps the man page should say "a # at the
> beginning of a line or following non-quoted white space marks
> the beginning of a comment" or some such.

Actually, any additional input on the line past the quoted string that
forms the body of the macro is ignored, not just comments.

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