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Issue #17289: The readline module now plays nicer with external modules or applications changing the rl_completer_word_break_characters global variable.
Initial patch by Bradley Froehle.

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+- Issue #17289: The readline module now plays nicer with external modules
+  or applications changing the rl_completer_word_break_characters global
+  variable.  Initial patch by Bradley Froehle.
+
 - Issue #12181: select module: Fix struct kevent definition on OpenBSD 64-bit
   platforms. Patch by Federico Schwindt.
 

Modules/readline.c

                                    int num_matches, int max_length);
 #endif
 
+/* Memory allocated for rl_completer_word_break_characters
+   (see issue #17289 for the motivation). */
+static char *completer_word_break_characters;
+
 /* Exported function to send one line to readline's init file parser */
 
 static PyObject *
 {
     char *break_chars;
 
-    if(!PyArg_ParseTuple(args, "s:set_completer_delims", &break_chars)) {
+    if (!PyArg_ParseTuple(args, "s:set_completer_delims", &break_chars)) {
         return NULL;
     }
-    free((void*)rl_completer_word_break_characters);
-    rl_completer_word_break_characters = strdup(break_chars);
-    Py_RETURN_NONE;
+    /* Keep a reference to the allocated memory in the module state in case
+       some other module modifies rl_completer_word_break_characters
+       (see issue #17289). */
+    free(completer_word_break_characters);
+    completer_word_break_characters = strdup(break_chars);
+    if (completer_word_break_characters) {
+        rl_completer_word_break_characters = completer_word_break_characters;
+        Py_RETURN_NONE;
+    }
+    else
+        return PyErr_NoMemory();
 }
 
 PyDoc_STRVAR(doc_set_completer_delims,
     /* Set our completion function */
     rl_attempted_completion_function = (CPPFunction *)flex_complete;
     /* Set Python word break characters */
-    rl_completer_word_break_characters =
+    completer_word_break_characters =
+        rl_completer_word_break_characters =
         strdup(" \t\n`~!@#$%^&*()-=+[{]}\\|;:'\",<>/?");
         /* All nonalphanums except '.' */
 
     if (m == NULL)
         return NULL;
 
-
-
     PyOS_ReadlineFunctionPointer = call_readline;
     setup_readline();
     return m;