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Re: Abort/Interrupt doesn't work?

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  • Subject: [mg98848] Re: Abort/Interrupt doesn't work?
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 05:49:50 -0400 (EDT)
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sv07171024 wrote:
> Alt+. and Alt+, don't seem to work (anymore?) in Mathematica 7 on my XP 
> machine.
> Interrupt, both from keyboard and Evaluation menu, is ignored.
> Abort pops up the evaluation dialog, but aborting there throws an "unhandled 
> win32 exception".
> Sounds familiar to anyone?
> I already re-installed, to no avail. 
Does nothing abort for you - e.g. a simple infinite loop While[True,x] 
or is it only on some specific code that you are executing?

In the latter case, the problem probably does not lie with the interrupt 
mechanism at all. Are you using J/Link or Mathlink perhaps.

If the simple loop fails to abort on a freshly loaded Mathematica, the 
only thing I can think of is a machine fault, so :

1)   Does it work on another machine?

2)   Have you got some flakey memory, or a bit of hard disk corruption 
(run the diagnostics)?

3)   Are you running 7.0.1?

4)   Is it possible (bit of a long shot) that your CD has got damaged in 
some way?

David Bailey

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