Vin Shelton writes:
> On 3/24/14, 5:23 AM, Vin Shelton wrote:
>> I think this:
>> (setq progress-feedback-use-echo-area t)
>> will avoid your problem.
On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 12:13 PM, Gary Kerbel <gdkerbel(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Can you tell me why?
Not really. :-/
The progress-bar is broken on mac-osx and, I think, X Window in
general, but I don't know the technical details.
The X Window (not GTK) implementation of the widget was borrowed from
a third party, and it's just broken. I've spent hours staring at the
code and never finding the bug.
Working with X is like that -- there are undocumented restrictions on
X functions, and unfortunately violating them sometimes causes a
crash. The X developers do not consider it their duty to document
these restrictions, let alone check function arguments for violations.
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