#223 Editor Crashes

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I have been wanting to report this ever since 3.2, but now that 3.3 rc1 is still broken, I will report my problem here.

To recreate the crash, do the following:

Take the attached text file and enter all/(I) at the command line. Page up and down and everything is fine. Go to the bottom and use the up-arrow key and keep it pressed until you reach the top. A -(dash) will appear in the 1st prefix line on the left and after that the editor will crash . Both theg and thec have this problem. I have a user.dmp if you need it,


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  • clickclick

    clickclick - 2011-09-08

    I just can't get away from the old 3270 feel of things. :-)

    Thanks for verifying. I tried XEDIT mode, but if I page to the bottom and try to use the arrow-keys,
    I do not get the scrolling effect to get back to the top. I have to use page-up, so I am unable to create
    the same scenario as with KEDIT mode

    I ended up with Kedit on my earlier DOS machines and basically stuck with that as an Xedit replacement for
    the PC. Sometime later, I found out about THE and did not bother switching to Xedit mode.

  • clickclick

    clickclick - 2011-09-08

    If you use compat XEDIT XEDIT KEDIT/THE, you will still get the crash. Looks like a problem in the way the arrow-key is processed when it gets to the top.

  • LesK

    LesK - 2011-09-08

    It appears that it's more than just the definition of CURU. I defined it in XEDIT mode as just CURSOR UP (was CURSOR SCREEN UP) and did not get the crash on W7 or XP. The last COMPAT setting is supposed to be for function keys, so I don't see the correlation to the crash. I would expect the 2nd setting (feel) to be the controlling one!

  • clickclick

    clickclick - 2011-09-08

    I can get THE to crash in XEDIT mode too with the following in my profile:
    compat xedit xedit xedit

    Now, I can scroll up and down with the arrow keys in xedit mode like the other modes, but THE will still crash if you scroll up in a file that is displaying shadow lines. This seems to be the common denominator for the crash to occur. If you turn shadow off - no problems scrolling up. Scrolling down doesn't have this problem

  • Nobody/Anonymous

    ooops. there's a typo. Shuld be


  • Mark Hessling

    Mark Hessling - 2011-09-11
    • assigned_to: nobody --> rexx
    • status: open --> pending-fixed
  • Mark Hessling

    Mark Hessling - 2011-09-11

    The principle circumstances of the bug are to have CURLINE ON 2, and the first line(s) of the file are shadow lines and SHADOW ON and scrolling up a line.
    Bug has been fixed!

  • clickclick

    clickclick - 2011-09-11

    Thanks Mark for taking the time to look into this. I appreciate it.


  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Is there a newer version of this application that has the crash fix in it already?

  • Mark Hessling

    Mark Hessling - 2013-06-21
    • Group: --> Next Release
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