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  1. Derby
  2. DERBY-3628

ij should show continuation marker even after entering whitespace

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    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Tools
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    • Urgency:
      Low

      Description

      The continutation marker is not shown when just hitting Enter (or any whitespace followed by Enter) until a semicolon terminates the "query":

      ij version 10.5
      ij>

      ;
      ij>

      Contrast this with the Bash shell's behaviour, which shows a marker as long as the line's being continued:

      MD@sunny ~/derby/trunk
      $ \
      > \
      > \
      >

      But ij should display a continuation marker until the terminating semicolon, regardless of what's been typed so far.

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          Kim Haase added a comment -

          I agree that the Tools Guide should mention the continuation marker. I'll file a separate JIRA issue for this.

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          Kim Haase added a comment - I agree that the Tools Guide should mention the continuation marker. I'll file a separate JIRA issue for this.
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          Martin Zaun added a comment -

          The Derby Tools and Utilities Guide, tools/ctoolsij25986.html, could, perhaps, use some mentioning or example of the continuation marker when it speaks about the need to terminate "statements" or "commands" (one could also say "queries") with a semicolon.

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          Martin Zaun added a comment - The Derby Tools and Utilities Guide, tools/ctoolsij25986.html, could, perhaps, use some mentioning or example of the continuation marker when it speaks about the need to terminate "statements" or "commands" (one could also say "queries") with a semicolon.

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              Reporter:
              Martin Zaun
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