[slime-devel] slime-interrupt and native interrupt condition

Helmut Eller heller at common-lisp.net
Wed Dec 15 16:35:40 UTC 2010

* Tobias C Rittweiler [2010-12-15 11:07] writes:

> I wonder if it was a bad idea if the CL code behind
> slime-interrupt first tried to signal the implementation's
> native interrupt condition so people have a chance to do
>   (handler-case (loop)
>     (sb-sys:interactive-interrupt ()
>       (print-stats)))

Perhaps not a bad idea, but probably not a good one either.  Firstly, it
doesn't sound like often needed feature.  Secondly, a "native interrupt
condition" doesn't exist in all implementations; more likely we would
create our own condition.  Finally, interrupt handling is complicated
enough and I think we should keep third party code out of the path
whenever possible.


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