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Bug#560859: marked as forwarded (prefix-args accumulate indefinitely)

Subject: Bug#560859: marked as forwarded prefix-args accumulate indefinitely
From: Debian Bug Tracking System
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 07:45:13 +0000
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has caused the   report #560859,
regarding prefix-args accumulate indefinitely
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Subject: rlwrap: prefix-args accumulate indefinitely
From: Francois Marier
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 20:27:49 +1300
Hi Hans,

I don't know if you've seen already, but a Debian user has found an
interesting little bug with rlwrap. I have confirmed that it also happens on
my machine with rlwrap 0.33.

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Subject: Bug#560859: prefix-args accumulate indefinitely
From: James Y Knight
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 15:15:16 -0500
Package: rlwrap
Version: 0.28-2

If I press "M-5" and then "f", "f" gets correctly repeated 5 times. However, 
then the count doesn't get reset, so all letters from then on out all get 
repeated 5 times! The prefix-arg should be reset after every command. But here 
there doesn't seem to be any way to reset the prefix argument at all! Even 
pressing M-1 after that just appends the 1 to the 5, causing everything to be 
repeated 51 times, even worse!

This is quite irritating, as when that happens there's no way to recover except 
quitting the program, so far as I can tell.

I'm not sure who this bug belongs to. I think it's in rlwrap since I've never 
seen it happen in other readline-using programs (for example: python), but, 
just in case it's not, I have libreadline5 5.2-3.1.

I also tried upgrading rlwrap 0.33 from unstable, which uses libreadline6, and 
that didn't change the behavior.

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