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Re: COMP_POINT is not set correctly when there is non-ascii characters i


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: COMP_POINT is not set correctly when there is non-ascii characters in the command line.
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:19:36 -0400
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On 3/28/12 11:11 PM, Yichao Yu wrote:

>> Pretty much everything else in bash uses characters, which may be bytes
>> depending on the locale.
>>
>> Can someone who's more familiar with the bash completion package tell me
>> whether or not it uses COMP_POINT at all?  That's about that only thing
>> I can think of that would use it.
> 
> It DOES use COMP_POINT. And this is the most annoy thing and also how
> I notice the issue. I reported a bug for bash-completion here
> (https://alioth.debian.org/tracker/?func=detail&atid=413095&aid=313583&group_id=100114)
> and soon discovered this is a bush issue.

Yep, it seems pretty clear that the appropriate fix is to make COMP_POINT
a locale-aware character count rather than a locale-independent byte
count.

Chet
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