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bug#12098: How to trap errors in man?

From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: bug#12098: How to trap errors in man?
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2012 10:58:20 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

>> `Man-getpage-in-background' use (if (fboundp 'start-process) to check if
>> it start an asynchronous process or not.
>> Why in Emacs-24 `start-process' would not exists?
>> Why instead don't you add an optional arg to `Man-getpage-in-background'
>> to make it synchronous?
>> It would be instead of (if (fboundp 'start-process):
>> (if synchronous start-man-synchronously start-man-async
>> This would allow to make an user variable that allow to choose if man is
>> async or not.
> Yes, this is what is implemented with a new `Man-async'
> in another post I just sent.
Ah! good.

> Do you agree that man should be synchronous by default?

Also `Man-notify-method' should be more accessible (more let-bindable)
probably by making it local, but I may be wrong there (need to look at
the code).

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