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Can't abort a loop with Print inside (V6)

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  • Subject: [mg83066] Can't abort a loop with Print inside (V6)
  • From: Frank Hu <frank1998 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 05:15:54 -0500 (EST)

Hi,

It seems in Version 6 one can't abort  a loop if there's a Print  
statement inside.  Try the following code

For[i = 1, i < 1000, ++i, Print[i]]

No matter doing it from the menu or with the keyboard shortcut, the  
abort action will be ignored.  Under 5.2, the code stops right away  
when I hit Cmd-.

Sometime, trying to abort would even freeze the whole program,  
causing lost sessions.  I'm running 6.0.1.0 on Mac OS X 10.4.10.  Any  
suggestions of what's going on?  Is this a bug or a new feature?

Frank


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