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Re: Octave under Windows in a teaching environment.

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: Octave under Windows in a teaching environment.
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2008 15:15:12 -0500

On  9-Jan-2008, Michael Goffioul wrote:

| 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 
| > | 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.

I'm not expecting you to work on this problem (though if you would
like to, that would be great).  I'm only saying that I have almost no
knowlege of Windows programming, so if people who use Octave on
Windows systems want it to improve, they will need to do some work.


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