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bug #30602: display chokes on messages containing tab-characters

Submitter:  Nicolai Lissner <blackpenguin>
Submitted:  Fri 30 Jul 2010 03:20:22 PM UTC
Category:  display Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  display Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  flashcode
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  * 0.3.2 IRC nick:  blackpenguin
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Sat 31 Jul 2010 01:01:02 AM UTC, comment #1: 

More info collected about this problem and how to reproduce it:

The additional chars appearing have their source in the line above, and this is also the reason why it wasn't easy to reproduce in tests... as a test channel doesn't scroll.
it needs scrolling to appear. Interesting enough, these letters "drop down" not at the position of the tab itself, but the next non-tab whitespace (" " or even \n), so receiving

results in: foobar<LETTER AT 7th POSITION ONE LINE ABOVE>

foo\t bar

so the problem should be found in the scrolling code, not the code that prints the message.

Nicolai Lissner <blackpenguin>
Fri 30 Jul 2010 03:20:22 PM UTC, original submission:  

another user pasted something containing tabs into, the complete message as shown in raw log:
:deki!~reiner@pdpc/supporter/student/cacert.assurer.deki PRIVMSG #nethack.de :95�9 �9static const char explodes[] = "radiates explosive energy"; /* EN static const char explodes[] = "radiates explosive energy"; */ // TODO DE  95�9static const char explodes[] = "radiates explosive energy";

showed up as:
"95u statici const char explode....."

the buffer gets fixed once ctrl-l is pressed.

another weechat user even saw the "i" changing to "h" sometimes when new lines appear in the channel, so the tab completely confused weechat

Proposed solution: simply replace tabs with a configurable amount of spaces?

Nicolai Lissner <blackpenguin>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2010-08-07 flashcode Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2010-08-06 flashcode CategoryNone display
        Item GroupNone display
        StatusNone Fixed
        Assigned toNone flashcode
        Release3.3-dev 0.3.2

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