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Re: & and M-& to run programs asynchronously

From: Daniel Clemente
Subject: Re: & and M-& to run programs asynchronously
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 19:33:42 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

> There is no term "background" in the existing Emacs documentation,
> so it is better to use the term "asynchronously" like in the
> docstring of `shell-command':

  Ok. But I find „the program executes synchronously“ not so descriptive as 
saying that „Emacs remains blocked until the program ends“. Many users will be 
reading that documentation when they wonder why Emacs is blocked after opening 
evince or firefox.

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