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Re: WINDOWS32 "Signal 127" due to a path in quotes bug

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: WINDOWS32 "Signal 127" due to a path in quotes bug
Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2005 17:33:42 +0300

> Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 22:37:57 -0400
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> From: "Paul D. Smith" <address@hidden>
> I was assuming they don't terminate because the operating system
> (Windows) is sending the SIGINT to only the "main" program (in this case
> make), and not sending it to all the processes that make invokes.  In
> other words, Windows doesn't have the concept of a process group or, at
> least, it doesn't work the same way.

In fact, Windows behaves exactly like Posix platforms in this case.

> On a POSIX system, every signal has a default behavior: either the
> signal is ignored or the process is killed.  If you don't define your
> own handler for the signal, then the default behavior is invoked.

The same happens on Windows.

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