Paul Stodghill wrote:
Recipe for disaster:
milhouse$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-5.0 MILHOUSE 1.3.1(0.38/3/2) 2001-04-24 20:01 i686 unknown
milhouse$ xemacs -vanilla
M-: (setq load-path (cons "/path/for/oort-gnus/" load-path))
M-x load-library message
(insert the following in the body of the message)
> this is some citation
> text that needs to be filled.
(now put the cursor on this text and press)
XEmacs enters an infinite loop which cannot be broken with C-g.
For the ding list: Oort v0.03 and filladapt don't work together under
Cygwin XEmacs. This problem does not exist in 5.8.8.
For the xemacs-beta: It would be really nice if C-g broken out of the
loop. I realize that this may not be possible, though.
o Cygwin 1.3.1, most recent version of everything
o Oort Gnus v0.03
o xemacs-21.4.3 and xemacs-21.5-b1, up-to-date with pre-release packages.
If there are any other details that you need, please let me know.
 i just reenabled BROKEN_SIGIO on cygwin and checked it in. [testing revealed
no lockups; last reported lockups were b21, which was ages ago.]
 "critical quit" C-Sh-g is supposed to break out of all loops, even those
where inhibit-quit is set; furthermore, it should give you an immediate
backtrace in all circumstances. [it's possible that someone broke this on unix.
it was broken on windows until very recently. can someone please verify whether
it works on unix?]
 if you can, please update to the latest xemacs 21.5 cvs on cygwin, and check
whether C-g works for you by typing (while t) in a scratch buffer, hitting C-j,
then C-g and/or C-Sh-g.
Paul Stodghill <stodghil(a)cs.cornell.edu>
Dept. of Computer Science, Upson Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607-254-8838 FAX: 607-255-4428
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for the hell I've been