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Re: questions about the signal facility.
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Subject: Re: questions about the signal facility.
- From: haible (Bruno Haible)
- Date: Wed, 19 Apr 95 17:42:57 +0200
Dan Stanger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> i also under certain conditions want to hold signals ... is there
> a way to do this in lisp or do i have to go to using c functions.
Using the FFI, you should be able to call some C functions which perform
the necessary sigprocmask() calls.
> i want to use SIGUSR1 to interupt a read in progress.
Again, use the FFI. But you can't call Lisp functions from within the
signal handler: The interpreter and bytecode interpreter are not reentrant,
and on many systems you cannot even call malloc() from within a signal