Curt Hibbs wrote:

> This should really be fixed in IRB, but I can patch this for now.

I will have a look at contacting the maintainer then. Thanks for the 
fast response.

> Can you send me something that you think would be appropriate as a default
> inputrc?

I can send you my personal one though cursor up / down and 
Ctrl-cursor-left/right still don't seem to work correctly in there. I 
would in fact love to use IRB with tab completion but because readline 
causes so many issues for me I have pretty much given up about it...