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Re: Octave under Windows in a teaching environment.

From: Michael Goffioul
Subject: Re: Octave under Windows in a teaching environment.
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 21:07:00 +0100

On 1/9/08, John W. Eaton <address@hidden> wrote:
> On  9-Jan-2008, Michael Goffioul wrote:
> | These problems are known and related to the way Win32 handle signals
> | internally. The code within octave to do this is tricky and honestly I don't
> | understand it, but it's far more complex than the Linux version.
> I don't understand it either (I know almost nothing about programming
> for Windows).  In any case, since it seems possible for Cygwin
> applications to handle interrupts in a reliable way, can't we look at
> that code in Cygwin to see what it is doing and apply the same method
> to Octave itself?

AFAIK, Cygwin uses its own emulated signal handling system, and
not the Win32 native one. This might be a starting point, but I really
don't have the time to look at this for the moment.


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