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Re: lynx-dev 2.8.1 fails under cron (with ncurses & nsl-fork)

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev 2.8.1 fails under cron (with ncurses & nsl-fork)
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 1998 03:51:50 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 2 Dec 1998, Bela Lubkin wrote:

> What you really mean here is to set ok_to_select_stdin to 0 if not
> isatty.  I had resisted that because I thought there might be some
> useful case where stdin wasn't a tty, but you might still want to be
> able to interrupt with it; but now, thinking about that, it seems like a
> lot of nonsense.  So use this instead.  It's simpler, less likely to
> break anywhere.
> Also, BTW, I don't know that this *wouldn't* work with slang.  I just
> don't have a test setup with slang.  If someone who uses slang would
> like to try it without that particular #ifdef USE_SLANG, we can probably
> remove the #ifdef.  (Maybe John E. Davis can comment...)

I would test it with slang if you could describe what exactly to test for.
I.e. what whould I observe if it works, and what would be an indication that
it doesn't work as expected.  (I haven't followed all the details of the
NSL_FORK discussion.)


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