[darcs-users] [Haskell-cafe] ANN: darcsum.el 1.2 released

Jose A. Ortega Ruiz jao at gnu.org
Fri Apr 9 18:48:58 UTC 2010

Simon Michael <simon at joyful.com> writes:

> Unfortunately it will still hang if darcs emits something it can't
> parse. An emacs process-filter is used to drive an interactive darcs
> command, like an expect script. The process-filter can receive darcs
> output in random chunks, so it's hard to distinguish a parse failure
> from partial output, unless the output has a recognisable prefix,
> which some of it does not (eg darcs amend's.) I'm not sure what a more
> robust way to drive darcs looks like.

Maybe i'm not understanding the problem, but cannot you just accumulate
the output in an auxiliary variable and parse the ouput as a whole once
the darcs process finishes?

Thanks a lot for working on darcsum, btw!

There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one
  - Alan Perlis, Epigrams in Programing

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