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bug #57582: Octave console messed up for long code lines (gui and cli)

Submitted by:  Hartmut <hardy>
Submitted on:  Sat 11 Jan 2020 11:53:34 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Regression
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  dev Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Sat 11 Jan 2020 11:53:34 PM UTC, original submission:  

I am using a self compiled dev version of Octave under linux (hg id f658d41003e4).

And this is how to reproduce the (buggy?) behavior I observed with it:

  • open Octave (gui or cli, it happens in both)
  • type a long command into the Octave console (in my case it needs a line that has more than 55 characters), not pressing the enter key at all
  • when typing the last characters they will appear at the beginning if the line and overwrite the formerly displayed characters there

In my case I type the following:

>> 123456789+123456789+123456789+123456789+123456789+1234

the first three characters being my Octave prompt. When typing further I see the following:


(Have a look at the beginning of the text line!)

When executing this weired code line, it works fine in general. It seems to only be about the text display.

I have not had this problem in older (also self compiled) Octave versions, that's why I marked this issue as regpression.

Does anyone else see this?

Hartmut <hardy>


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