Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2022 22:56:30 UTC
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=262493 Bug ID: 262493 Summary: bc has bad "prompt" for input, breaking 25+ years of FreeBSD behavior Product: Base System Version: 13.0-RELEASE Hardware: Any OS: Any Status: New Severity: Affects Many People Priority: --- Component: bin Assignee: bugs@FreeBSD.org Reporter: obrien@FreeBSD.org Up until FreeBSD 13.0, bc had no "prompt" for interactively entered math text. This made it very easy to copy-n-paste using quick mouse clicks when one wanted to reuse a math statement. Now with 13.0, one cannot do that any longer due to very annoying leading ">>>" text. Pre-13.0: $ bc 1+2+3+4+5+6+7 28 1+2+3+4+5+6+7 + 8 36 13.0: $ bc >>> 1+2+3+4+5+6+7 28 >>> >>> 1+2+3+4+5+6+7 + 8 Parse error: bad token <stdin>:2 I am aware of the fact that 13.0 changed from a 2010 BSDL bc (FreeBSD 9.0-12.2) and that replaced GNU bc used since 1993 (FreeBSD 1.x-11.4). However, since the Google SoC and GNU bc has behaved this way since FreeBSD 1.0, their replacement should behave as close to expected FreeBSD behavior as possible. -- You are receiving this mail because: You are the assignee for the bug.