|Subject:||bug#17036: Continuation for Emacs: invoking a process on exit?|
|Date:||Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:02:49 +0000|
> Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:14:22 +0000
> From: Reuben Thomas <address@hidden>
> Cc: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>, Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>,
> > Don't believe the sales people. MS's execvp is buggy, and even if weMaybe so, it's hard to say, since you never described what that should
> > forget about those bugs, it won't do what is expected here: it won't
> > keep the file descriptors open in the original process still open in
> > the overlaid process. That's because there's no 'exec' system call on
> > Windows, so execvp is _emulated_: the original process simply invokes
> > the new one as its child process, and then immediately exits.
> That's good enough for restart-emacs.
I very much doubt that this limitation would not render the whole
issue moot on Windows. E.g., how will restart-emacs then be different
from a simple call-process?
But again, since you didn't say what the
feature is supposed to do, ...
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