"Common problems" part of FAQ?
- From: "Michael K. Johnson" <johnsonm redhat com>
- To: gtk-list redhat com
- Subject: "Common problems" part of FAQ?
- Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 20:24:41 -0400
I have had an "uncommon common problem" recently. That is, I haven't seen
it discussed here, but I know I've seen it discussed as a general X
programming issue repeatedly. I was (effectively, when you strip out some
exec failures :-) doing this:
Well, that exit(1) synced my X protocol stream, which then got the X
libraries awful confused, and then (much later) I got a SIGPIPE. Doh.
I should have known better.
It has occurred to me that people with much less X programming experience
than I (and I haven't that much myself) are using Gtk, so the answer --
use _exit() instead of exit() -- might not be obvious to all users. (In
fact, it took me embarrassingly long to find it. :-) So I looked to see
if it was in the FAQ, and I didn't even see a place for it. Should there
be a "Common problems" part of the FAQ? I can imagine that "why don't my
labels get clipped" would go there, too...
"Magazines all too frequently lead to books and should be regarded by the
prudent as the heavy petting of literature." -- Fran Lebowitz
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