Re: Re: Can't abort a loop with Print inside (V6)
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- Subject: [mg83119] Re: [mg83089] Re: Can't abort a loop with Print inside (V6)
- From: Bo Hu <bhu at cvs.rochester.edu>
- Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 05:09:27 -0500 (EST)
- References: <200711100842.DAA00815@smc.vnet.net>
This is not about a loop running faster than one could stop it before
it ends. The simple loop runs for quite a few seconds on my Macbook
Pro, because of the Print statement. It appears to be improper
synchronization between the kernel and the front end. More like a
misfeature if that's the intended behavior.
On Nov 10, 2007, at 3:42 AM, Bill Rowe wrote:
> On 11/9/07 at 5:15 AM, frank1998 at gmail.com (Frank Hu) wrote:
>> 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 188.8.131.52 on Mac OS X
>> 10.4.10. Any suggestions of what's going on? Is this a bug or
>> a new feature?
> It would be better described as a feature than a bug. But the
> "feature" is really nothing more than improved performance of
> version 6 compared to previous versions rather than an intent to
> prevent stopping a loop using Cmd-.
> For any software (assuming good performance) it will be always
> possible to write a loop that runs so fast that it simply cannot
> be halted using the key sequence. This is a result of only
> having a simple Print statement in the loop rather than having a
> more complex loop.
> For example, the loop
> can easily be halted with the Cmd-. key shortcut.
> cannot be halted in the same manner.
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