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Re: gnuplot vs. emacs' compile command

From: Hans-Bernhard Broeker
Subject: Re: gnuplot vs. emacs' compile command
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 18:17:32 +0200

Hans-Bernhard Broeker wrote:
> On Tue, 20 May 2003, Andreas Schwab wrote:

> > freopen to /dev/null might be preferrable, so that stderr remains valid.

> Yep, that seems like a better plan --- gnuplot_x11 can be built to
> optionally output execution trace information to stderr, which had better
> not break completely.

That change has been checked into gnuplot, so for the case of
shell-command, the
gnuplot end of the problem should be fixed.  It remains somewhat
worrying, though, that Emacs would be so irresponsive while waiting for
the subprocess to end --- not that many newbies would have known to try
Ctrl-G to break it out of its busy-looping state.

Hans-Bernhard Broeker (address@hidden)
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