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Re: [Bug-readline] single-quote character and string/char literals

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [Bug-readline] single-quote character and string/char literals
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2008 09:26:34 -0500
User-agent: Thunderbird (Macintosh/20071031)

Derick Eddington wrote:
> Hello,
> [I'm assuming this is a readline issue; if it's not, I understand if you
> ignore this.]
> When I use readline (via rlwrap) with a Scheme language interpreter, I
> wish I could disable the single-quote character ' behavior of changing
> the "editing mode" to thinking the ' begins a string/character literal
> and that it should look for the ending '.  In Scheme, ' is different and
> the current ' behavior causes parenthesis/bracket matching to be
> messed-up (paren matching is very helpful for Scheme :-)

Readline doesn't impose that restriction itself; it must be rlwrap.  The
only time readline pays attention to quote characters is when performing
word expansion.


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