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Re: [leafnode-list] 1.9.19 status

otr schrieb am Mittwoch, den 02. Mai 2001:

> > To do that, one would better encapsulate the entire I/O stuff in an own
> > submodule that handles timeout (select or poll-based maybe) and buffering.
> In fact, there are two items in this suggestion:
> 1/ Suppress the use of longjmp()
> -  Very easy to do. I set "usesupplement" to -2, and I have only one test to
> add.

Wee, I'm trying to get rid of global variables.

> 2/ Combined which the use of "signal delivery blocking", I can also be sure
> that the current downloaded article will not be truncated.

Signal semantics infer major portability problems (SysV vs. BSD

> -  As another benefit, the file var/spool/news/leaf.node/my.news.server is
> correctly updated. (I consider this as a bug).


> Well, if I have 1000 articles to download in a group, and my phone connexion
> is slow and I am in a hurry..., I am happy to be able to interrupt this
> group download and go to the next.
> It takes also only about then lines for the code.

SIGQUIT is free and can be conveyed from the keyboard (Ctrl-\).
Will implement for 2.0. Objections?

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