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bug#33050: 27.0.50; [macOS] Problem with process input with process-conn


From: Filipp Gunbin
Subject: bug#33050: 27.0.50; [macOS] Problem with process input with process-connection-type nil
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2018 17:37:26 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (darwin)

On 27/10/2018 09:59 +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> From: Filipp Gunbin <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
>> Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2018 02:12:21 +0300
>>
>> Thomas,
>
> I'm not him, but since you asked...
>
>> I don't really understand why pty mode is better here than pipe mode.
>> Do we need job control, or escape sequences, or anything else specific
>> to pty?
>
> Yes, we want the buffering be as if ldapsearch was invoked from a
> terminal.  Possibly also other features, but I don't know enough about
> the program to tell.
>
> Basically, if the program was written for interactive invocation
> communicating through pty is always better.
>
>> If we use pty, won't these features, on the contrary, get in
>> the way somewhere?
>
> If they get in the way, it's another bug, which needs to be analyzed
> and solved.  It could be (although IMO improbable) that we decide to
> go back to pipes, but then we will know why we did that, and we should
> leave behind a comment with the explanation.

Thanks, got it.

Filipp





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