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Re: subtty field in process

From: Jan D.
Subject: Re: subtty field in process
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 23:21:59 +0100 (CET)

>     > It looks like subtty is obsolete.  We could delete it,
>     > unless there is some system on which really using it would
>     > solve some problem today.
>     I propose we delete it.  If it served some purpose it should have been
>     noticed over the last 8-9 years :-).
> It MAY be the case that on some system it works better to do certain
> things to the subprocess (perhaps, send signals) using the tty desc
> rather than the pty desc.  I am not sure such a case ever exists, but
> there are some systems where sending signals to subprocesses doesn't
> work entirely right.

Indeed there are.

> I guess it is sufficient if I send this message to emacs-devel.  Then
> if we ever encounter a problem for which subtty would be a solution,
> with luck someone will remember that.

I can put in some comments about it.

> So please do delete the code for subtty.

Will do.

>     Is this a change we want to put in RC as well?
> We certainly don't want to delete the code for subtty in RC.
> We should make the minimum necessary changes there.
> What change would you propose for RC?

I propose the attached patch.

        Jan D.

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