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Re: Feature request: debug-quit

From: Bastien
Subject: Re: Feature request: debug-quit
Date: Sun, 04 Nov 2012 18:04:46 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.2.50 (gnu/linux)

Hi Dave,

Dave Abrahams <address@hidden> writes:

> on Sun Nov 04 2012, Stefan Monnier <monnier-AT-IRO.UMontreal.CA> wrote:
>>> When Emacs gets hung, and I didn't know it was going to hang, so I
>>> didn't turn on debug-on-quit, it would be great to have a keystroke that
>>> would drop me straight into the debugger.  As it is, these things can be
>>> almost impossible to diagnose.
>> One possibility is to use `debug-on-event'.
>> It's not a keystroke, tho.
> M-x apropos doesn't know what `debug-on-event' is, and neither do I

This is what I have:

,----[ C-h v debug-on-event RET ]
| Enter debugger on this event.  When Emacs
| receives the special event specified by this variable, it will try to
| break into the debugger as soon as possible instead of processing the
| event normally through `special-event-map'.
| Currently, the only supported values for this
| variable are `sigusr1' and `sigusr2'.

What version of Emacs are you using?


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