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Re: PATCH: 4.0.2: rprompt2 variable
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- From: Oliver Kiddle <okiddle@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: Derek Peschel <dpeschel@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: PATCH: 4.0.2: rprompt2 variable
- Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 14:12:12 +0000
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Derek Peschel wrote:
> and reason that if the line is going to get too long, it should just
> stop growing. So leaving the feature out on principle seems a bit
> presumptuous to me (especially since it was easy to add and didn't use
> very much code).
I'm happy with that argument. And thinking about it, I agree that there
might be uses - RPS2='<%6(_,%2^ ... %-2^,%^)' might be used to avoid
the state list getting too long.
> Would it be possible to do the reversal using the precmd feature? (Can
> you "print" the prompt to a string?) If so, then the %^ escape can go.
> And that makes more sense as the code to take out, since none of the
> other escapes has a "reverse order" feature.
It seems that precmd is only run before each PS1 prompt so the answer
to the question is no. Of course, we could change that or add a precmd2
but I'm not sure there would be much point. My vote is for sticking
with %^ because it is likely to be commonly used in RPS2.
> You might as well commit it. I don't think anyone's going to mind.
Okay, I will.
> The behavior affects the released 4.0.2, as well as today's daily 4.1
> snapshot. I haven't tested 4.0.4 (it seems not to compile on my system)
> but undoubtedly it works the same way.
What is the compiler error or whatever with 4.0.4? What type of system
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