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Re: lynx-dev CTRL/C behavior in new version ...

From: T.E.Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev CTRL/C behavior in new version ...
Date: Tue, 2 May 100 14:05:06 -0400 (EDT)

> On Mon, 1 May 2000, Jerome LAURET wrote: 
> >     I think that there is a missfeature. Whenever I use CTRL/C, I do have 
> > the "Really exit from Lynx (y) ?" question poping-up but regardless of what 
> > I would answer, I always have the session resuming to it's current 
> > operation. 
> > That's a bit bothering ...  
> >     Is this seen on other platform ? (btw : independant of Slang). 
> This cannot appear on other platforms than VMS:  the prompt in 
> response to ^C is implemented only for VMS, on other platforms ^C 
> exits immediately (if it doesn't get completely ignored).  It isn't "safe" 
> to call I/O functions from interrupt handlers (I don't know why VMS gets 
> away with it). 

VMS implements a reasonable facsimile of synchronous terminal I/O
(so nothing really gets processed out of order).

>    Klaus 

Thomas E. Dickey

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