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Re: emacs C-g C-g

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: emacs C-g C-g
Date: 13 Mar 2004 23:31:02 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

"Alfred M. Szmidt" <ams@kemisten.nu> writes:

>    >    Suppose two rapid C-g's come in before Emacs has a chance to
>    >    respond, because, say, it's paged out.
>    > 
>    > Doesn't matter if you hit C-g rapidly or not, it will cause emacs to
>    > jump into escape mode after two C-g's no matter the interval between
>    > them is.
>    I can't tell what you mean.  Are you saying that if you hit C-g, emacs
>    successfully quits, beeps, returns to the top-level keystroke loop,
>    and that another C-g then forces a suspend?  Suppose there's a
>    thirty-minute interval between?
> I mean that if you hit C-g, wait a million years, and hit C-g once more,
> emacs will put you in its escape mode.

Can you answer the first question, please?  Does emacs successfully
quit and return to top level, or does it seemingly ignore the first

Is this true for when you hit C-g to the normal top level, or only if
you hit C-g while some lisp function is running?


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