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Re: Pasting UTF-8 characters with bracketed-paste-magic seems broken in 5.1

On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 12:29:53 -0700
Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Oh, but "read -k" is always going to read from the terminal?  It does
> not use the "zle -U" pushback?  In which case we'd have to loop on
> "zle .read-command", even with the [[:INCOMPLETE:]] pattern.
> Urk.  I think read-command is going to have to know multibyte ...?

I don't think that's a problem.  The whole shell is built around the
requirement that multibyte characters are an 8-bit extension of ASCII,
else it would need rewriting from the ground up.  So, even if it's not
UTF-8, the chraracter set needs to have the property that bytes in a
multibyte character are not ASCII characters, or to put it another way
every byte is equivalent as far as .read-command is concerned.  So I
think the code I posted using [[:INCOMPLETE:]] should be the core of a
reasonable solution.

Note that if we do upgrade read-command, it's future proof, since then
we never get something starting with [[:INCOMPLETE:]] (though it may in
principle start with [[:INVALID;]]).


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