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Re: "wait" loses signals


From: Robert Elz
Subject: Re: "wait" loses signals
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 22:55:45 +0700

    Date:        Thu, 20 Feb 2020 09:16:05 +0000
    From:        Harald van Dijk <address@hidden>
    Message-ID:  <address@hidden>

  | In that case, I think we can interpret the "when" in the description
  | of the trap command literally except when 2.11 overrides it.

I think it should be interpreted just like its normal English usage,
as in:

        when I win the lottery I am going to buy a Ferrari
or
        I am going to buy a Ferrari when I win the lottery

(which both say the same thing).

It doesn't mean that the instant the lottery winnings arrive (tomorrow
please!) I will be at the luxury imported car dealers, rather it states
a pre-cpndition which will trigger an event which is to follow, sometime,
thereafter.

Thus
        When one of the correspomding conditions arrises (standards
        speak for "when a signal has been delivered") the argument
        action shall be read and executed...

is "sometime after a signal has been delvered, run the trap action".

kre




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