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Re: Reprise: external pager quitting kills standard error

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: Reprise: external pager quitting kills standard error
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 11:28:14 -0500

On  9-Feb-2005, I wrote:

| I can reproduce the problem of error messages being lost if I set
| page_output_immediately to a nonzero value:
|   octave:1> page_output_immediately = 1
|   page_output_immediately = 1
|   octave:2> bogus
|   error: `bogus' undefined near line 2 column 1
|   octave:3> ones (1000,10)
|   warning: connection to external pager (pid = 4090) lost --
|   warning: attempting to finish pending computations...
|   octave:3> bogus
| I am typing 'q' to exit the pager as soon as the first page is
| displayed.  If I page forward to the end then back to the beginning
| (or anywhere) and then quit, things seem to work normally.  It is only
| when the connection to the pager is lost in this way that I see the
| error.
| So yes, there does seem to be a bug here.

I can reproduce this with the copy of Octave from Debian, but I am
unable to reproduce this with my current sources (also running on the
same Debian system).  Odd.  Well, this one will have to wait until
I can reproduce it with a copy of Octave that I've built and can


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