Subject: Re: MI debugger magic key sequence
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From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 09/22/2000 11:46:44
[ On Friday, September 22, 2000 at 03:29:09 (-0400), Andrew Brown wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: MI debugger magic key sequence
> >> This is a good thing to clean-up. I've wanted to look at customizing
> >> it since I've added some stuff to the com driver that we use here (^A).
> >^A is not a very good key sequence if you ever use emacs on the console.
> indeed. or a shell that uses that key, eg tcsh or bash. or sh with
> editing turned on.
Remembering my days of using Convergent mitiframe machines I can say
with authority that a single keystroke on the console should *NEVER* be
used to do anything that would interfere with the normal operation of
the system once it's in multi-user mode. (they used ^B to cause a
Even using BREAK alone is asking for trouble in my opinion.
The problem with multi-key sequences though is that you've got to be
careful not to stay in some state where the first doesn cause a hang!
Greg A. Woods
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