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Re: "Abort Evaluation" does not work

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  • Subject: [mg112115] Re: "Abort Evaluation" does not work
  • From: "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devries at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 04:16:38 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <i4t55f$fhk$1@smc.vnet.net>

I would really appreciate having a Front End abort command as well. If
the kernel can be aborted I can't see a reason why the Front End
couldn't be either. FE: Just drop everything you're doing, don't
display any new stuff, just give me the prompt line ASAP.

Cheers -- Sjoerd

On Aug 23, 8:40 am, "David Park" <djmp... at comcast.net> wrote:
> True, but still this is a common experience and WRI could easily add a More
> Information note on the Abort page (where new users might logically look):
>
> "Abortion of an evaluation may be effectuated from the Evaluation Menu. This
> aborts Kernel evaluation but does not stop any pending Front End
> processing."
>
> David Park
> djmp... at comcast.nethttp://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/ 
>
> From: Bill Rowe [mailto:readn... at sbcglobal.net]
>
> There are improvements that can be made to the documentation.
> But, it is clearly impractical for the documentation for each
> individual command to be stand alone documentation that covers
> all aspect of that command without needing to look at any other
> documentation for Mathematica. A direct consequence of this is
> users unfamiliar with Mathematica will not have a complete
> understanding of a command by reading just the documentation
> page for that command.



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