lib edit --enable-widec option breaks tab-completion

Mark Brethen mark.brethen at
Sun Oct 26 20:35:41 PDT 2014

On Oct 26, 2014, at 8:07 PM, Joshua Root <jmr at> wrote:

> On 2014-10-25 10:56 , Mark Brethen wrote:
>> I've found that compiling against macports libedit, which is configured for wide-char/UTF-8 (--enable-widec option), breaks tab completion. The program that I'm building is bundled with libedit and compiles it without UTF-8 support. In this case tab completion works. Is it okay to install this linked libedit library as part of the port?
> If this port and its dependents have compatible licenses, maybe you
> could use readline instead?
> - Josh

Can you do that without changing the developers code? I have made them aware that its not compatible with a UTF-8 terminal.


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