It's been at least 4 years this bug appeared - https://www.mql5.com/en/forum/183353/page187#comment_4726468
Regarding the Service desk, they will not fix bugs in MT4, they have been silently closing the bug reports without an action recently.
4 Years! This is silly. The latest version of MT4 came out just a few months ago. And they still haven't dealt with what is a very basic bug! MQL is at times an incredibly frustrating language to work with, because of its severe limitations. But then to add persistent unresolved bugs to the mix...
So what is the situation? Are they not going to do anything?
I gravitated to MT4 and MQL initially because there is a large and active community of users, and lots of user-tutorials to help you along.
But now, I better start looking at other platforms. Something with C/C++, something with larger and more sophisticated libraries. Something which also has an active community of users. But does such a platform exist?