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TNT not working reliably in Emacs

From: Scott Evans
Subject: TNT not working reliably in Emacs
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 18:17:00 -0800 (PST)

Hi all,

I'm one of the maintainers of TNT, an AOL Instant Messenger client that
runs in emacs.  (http://tnt.sourceforge.net -- right now only the CVS
version is usable.)  I've been an XEmacs user for a few years, and I'm in
the process of switching over to Emacs.

I -- and some other TNT users -- have noticed that TNT is not reliable in
Emacs.  For instance, logging in to AIM succeeds on, I'd say, 10-20% of my
attempts.  On XEmacs that number is closer to 100%.

I've spent some time trying to chase this down, and so far I can't find
anything to point at.  Both successful and unsuccessful Emacs logins are
sending the same login info (using process-send-string)... but sometimes
a login response comes back (via a process filter), and most times one
doesn't.  I've not yet tried a proxy to see if the server is responding
in the unsuccessful cases.

I *have* tried this using NTEmacs 21.3, NTEmacs, and 21.4.1 on
debian; all three behave similarly.

Are there any known, perhaps longstanding, quirks with process-send-string
or process filters?  Would anybody be interested in checking out the TNT
code to see if it does something that's just plain wrong?  I'd be happy to
point folks to the pieces of code in question.



 scott evans :: www.antisleep.com

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