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Re: Patch proposal: force line editing behavior

From: David Bateman
Subject: Re: Patch proposal: force line editing behavior
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2007 18:00:03 +0200
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Michael Goffioul wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to propose the attached patch, which adds the possibility
> to force line editing behavior. The context is the following. I'm
> experimenting the possibility to embed and octave terminal/console
> into some GUI component, in the way John wants it (with terminal
> emulation). I found some terminal emulation component on the web
> and after some hacks, I could get something that works. The main
> problem is that the concept of pseudo-terminal does not exist under
> Windows. However, terminal emulation can works correctly through
> regular pipes between the terminal and octave, with readline
> working OK. The problem is that isatty then returns false, which
> disables line editing behavior unconditionally. The proposed patch
> allows to force line editing, even if isatty returns false.
> Michael.
> PS: I implemented this using the less intrusive way; another possibility
> would be to implement it in the same way as interactive/forced_interactive
> options, but this implied touching several files, like parse.cc as well.
Given, John's go ahead I applied this patch.


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