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Re: lynx-dev LYNX: catch ^C's --> "are you sure?" (excellent!)

From: Thomas E. Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev LYNX: catch ^C's --> "are you sure?" (excellent!)
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 16:30:51 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 29 Jul 2003, David Woolley wrote:

> > not exactly - since control/C would be caught by a signal handler,
> > it would still interrupt whatever you're doing.  And the signal handler
> > couldn't do anything useful for prompting you.
> The normal expected behaviour for SIGINT on an interactive program is
> to return to the basic command mode without losing state.  SIGINT on
> Lynx is very easy to hit by accident and throws away all state.  The
> function with the default binding of ^G is closer to what one would normally
> expect from SIGINT.

it's closer, but doesn't really interrupt anything.  One could (perhaps
some code change needed - to make the two accessible) bind ^C to the
same function.

but that would leave no direct way to stop lynx (other than killing it
from another terminal).

T.E.Dickey <address@hidden>

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