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


> From: Jan Vrany <jan.vrany@fit.cvut.cz>
> Cc: palves@redhat.com, tom@tromey.com, gdb-patches@sourceware.org,
>         gdb@sourceware.org
> Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 16:36:39 +0000
> 
> > > 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?
> 
> Just like:
> 
> H:\Projects\gdb\master\build-x86_64-msys2\gdb>gdb.exe

But this doesn't create any pipes to communicate with GDB.  Instead,
this communicates via the default stdin/stdout connected to the
console, and GDB should recognize it as such.  So all the problems you
describe should not happen, and indeed don't happen for me when I
invoke GDB from cmd.exe.

Do you perhaps have a ~/.inputrc file, or some other local
customization, which might affect how Readline works?  because what
you describe surely sounds like broken Readline.


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