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bug#5372: Calling url-retrieve-synchronously in a timer


From: Chong Yidong
Subject: bug#5372: Calling url-retrieve-synchronously in a timer
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 11:02:56 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.91 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> It looks like url-retrieve-synchronously is not finished when run in a
>> timer.  Is that expected behaviour?
>> It looks like it hangs in accept-process-output.
>
> It's not expected (for me anyway), but I'm not completely
> surprised either.  Furthermore, it doesn't look like a good thing to
> do anyway: timer code should not run for an indefinite amount of time,
> so you should probably use url-retrieve instead.

Could this be a manifestation of Bug#5359, "process-send-region hangs
ntEmacs if region >64K"?

http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=5359






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