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Re: lynx-dev libreadline

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev libreadline
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 1999 20:52:38 -0600 (CST)

On Sat, 11 Dec 1999, brian j pardy wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 10, 1999, Vlad Harchev wrote:
> >  I'm not familiar with libreadline as programmer, but as a user (of
> >  bash for example :) I wish to warn you - readline behaviour is:
> >  when user input is longer than screen, next line (and so on) are
> >  used for displaying user input (I don't know whether this could be
> >  turned off programmatically). Such behaviour will make screen
> >  looking confusing (user input is scrolled in current implemenation
> >  of prompts in lynx).  
> That's true.  AFAIK it can't be disabled in .inputrc, I just did a
> quick skim of my readline manpage, but I think I have an old version.
> If it can't be disabled, we may have to just consider that an artifact
> of using readline and warn about it.  

That would be completely unacceptable (for anyone, I would think).  Gain
some benefit (which I don't really see) for the price of completely
messing up the display?  It doesn't make sense.

That said, try the following experiment anyway:

     TERM=dumb bash


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