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Re: emacs shell hangs on W32 with python

From: emin . shopper
Subject: Re: emacs shell hangs on W32 with python
Date: 3 Nov 2006 11:54:47 -0800
User-agent: G2/1.0

Lennart Borgman wrote:
> Could you then please post a bug report? Just choose "Help - Send bug
> report" from the menus.

I sent a bug-report to the emacs list as requested and got an email
reply saying the message is being held for a moderator to look at.
Since the bug seems to be in the interaction of emacs with python, I'm
also cross-posting this to comp.lang.python in case anyone there can
help. (Note this bug shows up in all the versions of emacs that I have
tried including Xemacs and GNU Emacs 21).

The body of the bug-report is below:

I started emacs with -q did ESC-x shell and entered the following


Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

h:\projects\arcp_db\trunk\src\gui>c:\python25\python.exe -i
c:\python25\python.exe -i
Python 2.5 (r25:51908, Sep 19 2006, 09:52:17) [MSC v.1310 32 bit
(Intel)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import Tkinter
>>> t = Tkinter.Tk()
>>> 2


Note that after the call to Tkinter.Tk() my python window freezes and
no longer works. Killing the Tk window does not help. I realize that
this may seem like a bug in python and not emacs except that if I do
exactly the same thing through a dos shell I have no problems (i.e.,
python keeps accepting input). Consequently, it seems like emacs is
doing something funky when running the shell that interferes with
python in a way that running the shell without emacs would not do.

-Emin Martinian

In GNU Emacs (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600)
 of 2006-10-16 on DTOP
X server distributor `Microsoft Corp.', version 5.1.2600
configured using `configure --with-gcc (4.1) --cflags  -O2 -g0
-march=i386 -mtune=i686 -pipe -IC:/gnuwin32/include_emacs
-IC:/gnuwin32/lib -IC:/gnuwin32/src --ldflags  -s '

Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: ENU
  locale-coding-system: cp1252
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Major mode: Lisp Interaction

Minor modes in effect:
  encoded-kbd-mode: t
  tooltip-mode: t
  tool-bar-mode: t
  mouse-wheel-mode: t
  menu-bar-mode: t
  file-name-shadow-mode: t
  global-font-lock-mode: t
  font-lock-mode: t
  blink-cursor-mode: t
  global-auto-composition-mode: t
  auto-composition-mode: t
  auto-compression-mode: t
  line-number-mode: t

Recent input:
<help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo>
<help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo>
<help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <menu-bar> <help-menu>

Recent messages:
(c:\Program Files\emacs-23\ntemacs23\bin\emacs.exe -q)
Loading encoded-kb...done
For information about the GNU Project and its goals, type C-h C-p. [2
Loading emacsbug...
Loading regexp-opt...done
Loading emacsbug...done

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