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Re: Emacs 23.1 flushes stdin on startup

From: Ulrich Mueller
Subject: Re: Emacs 23.1 flushes stdin on startup
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 11:12:38 +0200

>>>>> On Fri, 28 Aug 2009, Ted Zlatanov wrote:

UM> Isn't there any better solution? For example, can't the pending input
UM> be saved and stuffed back into the input buffer, instead of discarding
UM> it?

> Emacs already tries to DTRT so this overrides it when the user wants
> or it can't guess accurately.
> See http://article.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.help/66789 for the original
> post.

I had read that post. The question is if discarding the input is
really necessary, or if it could be saved somehow?

> I think (from looking at the code) that doing it without a variable
> would require much more complicated code, and the benefit would be
> small.

The benefit would be that pending input wasn't discarded in the
default configuration.


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