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James Squire <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 21 Jan 1998 13:09:43 -0600
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<[log in to unmask]> 01/21/98 09:26am wrote:

>Problem description:
>We are developing a Gui, using TeleUse and SL-GMS, with Ada
>(Ada83). The Gui is running in one Solaris process and it seems that the
>combination of Ada-delay and X.11 isn't any good idea!
>Both X.11 and Ada-delay uses the signal SIGALRM from Solaris.
>After X.11 catched an SIGALRM the SIGALRM is cleared. No chance
>for the AdaRT to catch the signal.

You're kidding!  Hasn't somebody fixed this problem *yet*?  I heard about
this problem back in 1988, and at the time I thought it was only a problem
with SunView.  I never heard about any fix for it, though I seem to recall
that Sun and the Ada compiler vendor were each pointing fingers at
each other.  But I would have thought this problem had disappeared by
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Now that VMS is on the way out, it tips its cap to Unix by implementing
the PIPE command.  Talk about locking the barn door after the horse has
gotten away...  Opinions expressed here are my own and NOT my
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