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Re: parse errors and up-line-or-history

Bart wrote:
> On Oct 17,  3:35pm, E. Jay Berkenbilt wrote:
> > 
> > zsh% for in *; do echo $i; done
> > zsh: parse error near `do'
> > 
> > which seems entirely reasonable.  If you then do ^p to fix it, you see
> > only
> > 
> > zsh% for in *; do
> > 
> > and not the whole command.
> Zsh used to have an option to store the command history as the literal
> input text, rather than as lexical words.  IIRC, it actually stored both
> and let you select which one to retrieve.  The duplication was resolved
> in favor of lexical history a *very* long time ago, with the side-effect
> that anything that won't lex, doesn't make it into the history.

There was originally a partial fix that the rest of the line gets read in
and stuck on the end of the history without lexing.  I haven't looked at
this for a long time, so it may be at the mercy of various flags which
abort what you're doing.  It might be possible to get it working.

Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>                  Software Engineer
Cambridge Silicon Radio, Unit 300, Science Park, Milton Road,
Cambridge, CB4 0XL, UK                          Tel: +44 (0)1223 392070

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