[erlang-bugs] R16A: Small inconvenience with Unicode strings in the shell

Loïc Hoguin <>
Wed Jan 30 21:48:57 CET 2013

Erlang R16A (erts-5.10) [source] [64-bit] [smp:4:4] [async-threads:10] 
[hipe] [kernel-poll:false]

Eshell V5.10  (abort with ^G)
1> "aaa".
2> "日本".

In 1> I wrote an ASCII string, got the result, then tried to 
up-down-up-down-up-down-up-down and it adds/remove "aaa" as intended.

Then in 2> I wrote an Unicode string, got the result (nice!), then tried 
to do the same up-down mimic except everytime I did down when the 
Unicode text was printed, it added a 3> on the line. It only does so for 
the Unicode and not for ASCII.

Thinking there's some missing cleanup there.

Loïc Hoguin
Erlang Cowboy
Nine Nines

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