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Re: [PATCH v2 0/2] MI: Add new command -complete

> From: Jan Vrany <>
> Cc:, "" <>
> Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 15:09:33 +0000
> > > 1) Completion CLI is AFAIK implemented using readline which has problems 
> > >    working over pipes. Actually, I never got CLI working satisfactorily
> > >    on Windows even when I just run GDB "normally" from Windows command shell (`cmd.exe`),
> > >    let alone over pipes or alike. 
> > 
> > Curious.  AFAIK native Windows gdb over cmd.exe should work fine.
> Maybe I just don't know how to compile it properly. I have just compiled
> fresh c3734e093aab1ce from git (only with this patch 
> to make it compile
> with Python 3) using using MSYS2 MINGW64 toolchain on Windows 10. 
> This is the exact configure command:
> bash ../configure --build=x86_64-w64-mingw32 --disable-werror --with-guile=no --with-python=C:\msys64\mingw64\bin\python3 --enable-targets="i686-w64-mingw32,x86_64-w64-mingw32"
> Completion by tab seem to work. 
> Backspace practially does not, it deletes the character in the line 
> buffer (presumably) but not on the screen. Instead, it moves the caret 
> one character on the right. Therefore what use see on the screen is not 
> what it sent to GDB when she presses enter. 
> Moving cursor by left arrow followed by typing has similar issues. 
> Same for delete. Same for pressing Ctrl-R for searching the history. 

How did you invoke GDB from cmd.exe, to make these problems appear?
Can you show your exact invocation command line?

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