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Re: signal handling different in 1.8.3 than 1.8.1?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: signal handling different in 1.8.3 than 1.8.1?
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 14:02:24 +0200
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Gregory Marton <address@hidden> writes:

>> As I suggested earlier [0], I think it's just a matter of
>> non-determinism: there's no guarantee as to when system asyncs are run.
> And as I suggested earlier, I think it is very valuable to have
> guarantees about when alarms in particular are handled -- that being
> what they're for.

Yes, I understand the rationale---and sorry if my message sounded harsh!

At a minimum, we could provide a Scheme primitive to allow users to
explicitly ask system asyncs to run (and that's just a few lines of C to
add).  What do you think?


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