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Date 2014-08-20.23:05:49
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It seems this bug was fixed properly by readline in version 6.3; rl_initialize won't put meta codes on the screen. Frankly, I'm surprised distros like Fedora haven't upgraded or patched readline themselves to fix this. Aren't other programs affected?

Turning off "enable-meta-key" isn't great, since it doesn't work on older readline or libedit, and is probably technically a backwards compatibility problem.

I think the best solution would be not call rl_initialize during the initialization of the readline module, but I'm not sure if that could create compatibility problems.
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