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Re: No thread yield when using synchronous processes?

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: No thread yield when using synchronous processes?
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 09:07:17 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Philipp Stephani <> writes:

 Hi Philipp,

>> The manual is clear about this: "when waiting for ... process output
>> (e.g., during ‘accept-process-output’)". `accept-process-output' is used
>> only for asynchronous processes.
> That parenthetical says "e.g." and not "i.e.", implying that there are
> other situations where Emacs waits for process output. Clearly the
> "read" call made by call-process is such a situation, so I'd expect
> this sentence to apply to them.

You are right, the documentation shall say it explicitly. That's what
Eli has recommended as well.

I've pushed a fix to the emacs-26 branch. If thread switching will be
implemented also for synchronous processes, this might be adapted.

Best regards, Michael-

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