Hrvoje Niksic <hniksic(a)iskon.hr> writes:
I was under the impression that what Karl describes is that
FILE' exits immediately, which is a bug.
No, the problem is evidently what was just observed by Michael, about
the tab instantiator error; I just hadn't gotten as far as peeking
into the returned buffer. In any event, "gnuclient -nw" should not
(and, now looking at the code more carefully, would not) exit
immediately, because in the -nw case, gnuclient does not ship across
the 'quick qualifier on the gnuserv-edit-files directive.
The really perverse situation is that, in the -nw case of immediate
departure, XEmacs tries to retain control of the tty anyhow. I was in
fact exploiting this with "gnuclient ; sleep 1000000" so that XEmacs
didn't conflict with my shell. I suspect that a tweak to XEmacs is in
order, to force giving up control of the client tty in the case of any
gnuserv-edit-files error return.