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Re: The event handling thread

From: Elias Mårtenson
Subject: Re: The event handling thread
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 19:05:39 +0800

On 21 December 2016 at 09:04, John Wiegley <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> To see the above machinery in action, try this:

>   (defun infloop ()
>     (with-temp-buffer (while t (insert "foo"))))

>   (make-thread #'infloop "thread-loop")

> As soon as you start the looping thread, any keyboard input, like M-x or
> cursor motion commands, doesn't have any effect, until you type C-g (which
> causes the looping thread to exit), because the looping thread never yields.

Ah, this is the bit I was missing. It's clear to me now, thanks.

But that doesn't change the fact that it makes more sense to never allow keyboard input to be processed by anything other than the main thread? C-g isn't "normal" keyboard input, is it? 

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