Re: [code][textadept] Textadept 10.0 alpha 2 (WIN32)

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:01:57 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Danny,

On Fri, 16 Mar 2018, Danny MacMillan wrote:

> I did a little more testing on this.
> I was using textadept_NIGHTLY_2018-03-15.x86_64 in WSL (Windows Subsystem for
> Linux) when I experienced this issue. The issue was repeatable. I tried
> opening textadept many times and each time, I was faced with a blank screen,
> until I pressed a key.
> Interestingly, if I pressed a down-arrow while the screen was blank, it
> inserted the literal characters "[B]" (no quotes) into the buffer. The
> up-arrow inserted "[A]". The home key inserted "[H]" etc. It's as if it
> thought an escape character was sent and it was waiting for the rest of the
> terminal sequence ... or something.
> I then downloaded the same build on a Linux Mint 18.3 box and ran it with no
> issues.
> I compared the init.lua on the two systems and they were considerably
> different. On the box that did NOT work this was the entire init.lua:
> ---
> = function() {
> ui.dialogs.msgbox({text = "I typed ctrl-c"})
> }
> = function() {
> buffer.add_text("I typed ctrl-v")
> }
> ---
> I had been using this normally useless init.lua to test some issues with WSL
> so that I could report them to Microsoft.
> So I copied the init.lua from the working Linux box to my WSL box and started
> textadept - it ran with no issues.
> I put back the useless init.lua from above and started textadept - I am back
> to having a black screen when I start. Using the --nosession command line
> argument doesn't impact this behaviour.

That is invalid Lua -- it does not have braces for function definitions.

It seems like the terminal version, when faced with a startup error, shows a blank screen rather than the actual error. I'll look into this.


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Received on Sat 17 Mar 2018 - 10:01:57 EDT

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