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Re: [patch] interactive source

On Mon, 11 Jun 2007 05:10:19 -0700
Phil Pennock <zsh-workers+phil.pennock@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 2007-06-11 at 11:33 +0100, Peter Stephenson wrote:
> > I tried this.  While it's potentially useful to allow users to
> > execute code like this, it probably needs to use ZLE, which is more
> > work.
> Oh pox.  I tested that there was prompting, command-history, history
> navigation etc but didn't test tab-completion.

That ought to be relatively straighforward, along the lines of
how vared handles it.

What I was referring to was this:

% cat test-i
print Run some code, then type "^d"
. -i /dev/tty
print Finished
% zsh ./test-i

(which is where I assume people are likely to want to embed some
interactive stuff).  Here, there appears to be no zle support at all.  It
works OK if I use a shell function in an interactive shell instead of a

The problem is that a lot of stuff isn't usually set up at all in
non-interactive shells.  Again, vared handles this OK and should serve as a

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