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Re: no binding to suspend a compilation

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: no binding to suspend a compilation
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 09:33:46 -0600
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Dan Jacobson wrote:
> When we hit C-h m in the *compilation* buffer, we don't get the tidy
> table of keystrokes, just this English blurb about them.

Type `C-h b' for a comprehensive list of key bindings.

> Also there is no keystroke to suspend the compilation. To send it a
> C-z, so to say.
> I mean I had to go dig up its PID and send it a
> $ kill -STOP
> And of course remember also a binding to restart it later.
> kill-compilation is not always the appropriate choice for stopping things.

Given the very simple definition of kill-compilation (7 lines of lisp)
in compile.el and the availability of stop-process and
continue-process in process.c, it would be trivial to implement new
stop-compilation and continue-compilation commands and bind keys to
them in compilation-minor-mode-map (where `C-c C-k' is bound to

Kevin Rodgers

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