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distributing Octave in August

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: distributing Octave in August
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 02:11:27 -0400

On 15-Jun-2007, address@hidden wrote:

| MSVC Octave on 
| Windows does not return a prompt to Emacs, and thus does not work.
| (I would prefer the new MINGW32 binary, does that work? Where can I find
| it?)

I would not be surprised if both binaries have the same problem when
run from Emacs.

| I have looked into the various elisp forms related to executing
| processes, but it seems the issue is related to how Octave outputs its
| prompt or how a tty is handled by Windows. 
| Perhaps this section of the GNU Emacs for Windows FAQ applies to 
| Octave:
| http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/windows/big.html#sub-processes
| with 'buffering in shells' sounding most like what I see?
| My question is, what really is the problem?

Until someone does some debugging, I don't think we will know.


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