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Re: [h-e-w] Workarounds for emacs on Windows 7

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Workarounds for emacs on Windows 7
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 19:18:22 +0200

On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 6:40 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> From: Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
>> Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 14:46:01 +0200
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> I have a feeling that perhaps Emacs does not respond when it runs
>> the init files and that makes Win7/64-bit guess that Emacs is
>> dead.
> Nice theory, but it can't happen, since the Emacs message pump runs in
> a separate thread.  So even if the main thread is processing lots of
> Lisp, the messages sent by Windows are still being received and
> processed by the other thread.  If this weren't so, you will have
> "Emacs is not responding" each time you invoked a long-running program
> via call-process.

Are you sure that there can not be any blocking calls between the
threads. I am not.

> And you yourself said that this didn't happen on XP.

When it comes to this problem I am not quite sure. Emacs did stop
responding now and then so it could actually have happened there two.

> So some other factor is at work here.

I still think that it could be problems with the w32 message handling.

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