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Re: How to stop find-grep-dired?

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: How to stop find-grep-dired?
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 11:10:56 +0900

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:
> Do you know why comint doesn't bind C-c C-k to comint-kill-subjob?
> Are there any reasons not to do so?

It's almost always the wrong thing to use, especially for a typical
comint process [*], so having a handy binding by default seems like
asking for trouble.

[*] (1) It send SIGKILL, which is a last-ditch emergency measure, not
        the way you should ordinarily stop a process
    (2) Because it sends a _signal_, rather than using pty, it will kill
        the sub-shell rather than the foreground process, in the case of
        a shell session (not to mention a telnet session etc).

.Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.

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