Title [Bug: 21.5-b28] Tab completion in shell-mode fails to escape ( character
Type defect Module xemacs-base
Severity inconvenience Platform N/A
Keywords Nosy List acs
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Superseder   Submitted 2008-07-06.13:04:53
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Created on 2008-11-29.06:22:39 by acs, last changed 2009-03-06.14:29:50 by stephen.

msg863 [hidden] ([hidden]) Date: 2008-11-29.06:22:39
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Dear Bug Team!

M-x shell
t o u c h ' A B C SPC ( ' RET
echo SPC A B C TAB

Expected result: filename tab-completes to ABC\ \( or something

Actual result: tab-completion gives ABC\ ( which fails to escape the (


System Info to help track down your bug:

uname -a: Linux 2.6.18-6-686 #1 SMP Fri Jun 6 22:22:11 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

./configure  '--prefix=/home/ed'

XEmacs 21.5-b28 "fuki"  configured for `i686-pc-linux'.

Compilation Environment and Installation Defaults:
  Source code location:              /home/ed/inst/xemacs-21.5.28
  Installation prefix:               /home/ed
  Operating system description file: `s/linux.h'
  Machine description file:          `m/intel386.h'
  Compiler version:                  gcc (GCC) 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)
    - GCC specs file:                specs.
    - Compiler command:              gcc -Wall -Wno-switch -Wundef -Wsign-compare -Wno-char-subscripts -Wpacked -Wunused-parameter -g  
  libc version:                      GNU libc 2.3.6.ds1-13etch5 (Debian)
  Relocating allocator for buffers:  no
  GNU version of malloc:             yes
    - Using Doug Lea's new malloc from the GNU C Library.

Window System:

  Compiling in support for ncurses.


  Compiling in support for sound (native).

  Compiling in support for LDAP.


  Compiling in support for "file" mail spool file locking method.

Other Features:
  Inhibiting IPv6 canonicalization at startup.
  Compiling in support for dynamic shared object modules.
  Using the new GC mark algorithms (KKCC).
  WARNING: ---------------------------------------------------------
  WARNING: The new algorithms are experimental. They are enabled by
  WARNING: default for this release. Use `--disable-kkcc' to
  WARNING: turn it off.
  WARNING: ---------------------------------------------------------
  Using the new portable dumper.
  Dumping into executable.
  Compiling in support for extra debugging code.
  Compiling in support for runtime error checking.
  WARNING: ---------------------------------------------------------
  WARNING: XEmacs will run noticeably more slowly as a result.
  WARNING: Error checking is on by default for XEmacs beta releases.
  WARNING: ---------------------------------------------------------

Load-Path Lisp Shadows:

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Recent keystrokes:

ESC x s h e l l RET l s RET t o u c h SPC ' A SPC ( 
SPC ) ' RET e c h o SPC A TAB C-a C-k ESC x m BS r 
e p o a BS r t SPC x e m a d BS c s SPC b SPC RET

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Date User Action Args
2009-03-06 14:29:50stephensetstatus: verified
severity: inconvenience
module: + xemacs-base
priority: normal
platform: + N/A
type: defect
2008-11-29 06:22:39acscreate