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Re: Minor comint.el bug


From: Davis Herring
Subject: Re: Minor comint.el bug
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 09:05:58 -0500 (CDT)

> Guys, I don't maintain comint.el anymore so this report would be best
> dealt with by whoever does now.  Davis, what version of Emacs is this?

Oops!  Aheh.  Here we go:

`comint-watch-for-password-prompt' doesn't try to come up with a pretty
prompt in

GNU Emacs 20.7.1 (sparc-sun-solaris2.8, X toolkit) of Mon Feb 19 2001 on steel

, and so the bug does not manifest there.  However, both

GNU Emacs 21.1.1 (i386-msvc-windows98.2222) of 2001-10-22 on buffy

and

GNU Emacs 21.3.1 (i686-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars) of 
2003-04-29 on quattro

generate that prompt and so do experience the bug.

Of course, we now have another (trivial) bug:  comint.el's maintainer
list...

Davis Herring

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Davis Herring [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: 22 September 2003 10:18
> To: Olin Shivers; Simon Marshall
> Subject: Minor comint.el bug
>
> If, when using `comint-watch-for-password-prompt' as an output filter,
> the user quits at the pretty password prompt it provides, the `nil' that
> `comint-read-noecho' returns causes `send-invisible' to prompt again
> with the generic "Non-echoed text: ", which is confusing.  However, if
> the user quits again, this time it displays "Warning: text will be
> echoed"; this is a good thing, so it would be bad to just make
> `comint-watch-for-password-prompt' do (and pw (send-invisible pw)). Some
> merger or refactoring is evidently needed (which I'd be glad to attempt
> if desired).
>
> Happy debugging,
> Davis Herring


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