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bug#6686: 24.0.50; [restore functionality] sql-mode

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: bug#6686: 24.0.50; [restore functionality] sql-mode
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 12:19:14 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Hi Michael,

Could you take a look at this bug report?  Thanks.

Tim Cross <address@hidden> writes:

> The way sql-mode works in emacs has changed and while some of the
> changes are good, there is one major change that isn't.
> In previous versions of sql-mode, running queries and executing stored
> procedures/functions from within the sql interactive buffer did not hold
> system focus. If the command you executed was going to take some time to
> run, you could switch to another buffer/frame and continue working, read
> mail, use w3m etc. However, this has now changed. When you execute an
> SQL command or call a stored procedure/function from within the SQLi
> buffer, you are effectively locked out from doing anything else in emacs
> until that command has completed. I'm guessing, but suspect this change
> is due to the additional output processing that has been added to
> sql-mode, such as translation of tabs to spaces etc. I have disabled as
> many features as I can, but this has made no difference.
> I am using sql-mode to access an Oracle database using sqlplus.
> Everything works as it always has with emacs 23 and this change only
> occured in emacs 24 either late last year or early this year.
> Could we either have the old behavior restored or if that is not
> possible and if the change is due to other new features, have a way of
> turning the new features off and restoring the old behavior. I really
> want to continue using sql-mode and *really* don't want to have to give
> it up in favor of something far less pleasant to use than emacs!
> thanks,
> Tim
> In GNU Emacs (i686-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.20.1)
>  of 2010-07-19 on blind-mole
> Windowing system distributor `The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.10706000
> configured using `configure  '--prefix=/usr/local''

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