Re: [code] ctrl-c frequently doesn't work on Windows.

From: Danny MacMillan <>
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:29:12 -0600

On 2017-10-22 14:58, Robert Gieseke wrote:
> Am 22/10/17 um 22:47 schrieb Danny MacMillan:
>> -- busy-waiting is terrible but I couldn't find a ready-to-use sleep
>> function
> There is `timeout` in Textadept

Thanks for letting me know about this. I'm not sure how you're proposing
I would use that as a delay. It doesn't seem to block at the call site,
so it won't delay returning from which is I think what is making
this work. I think the delay needs to be after the call to
buffer.copy(), not before.

But maybe I'm just not seeing what you're getting at. I tried changing
my sleep function to this, and it definitely isn't working. The
ui.statusbar_text assignments are just there so I can see whether it's
blocking. If I call sleep(5) I see "after" in the statusbar for 5
seconds, then "during". I assume "before" is printed also but it's
faster than I can perceive.

function sleep(s)
   ui.statusbar_text = "before"
   timeout(s, function()
     ui.statusbar_text = "during"
     return false
   ui.statusbar_text = "after"

>> With this in my init.lua, I haven't (yet) had a clipboard issue.
> That's great to hear. One could maybe even automate the testing by
> (randomly) selecting some text, copying it and then reading the actual
> Windows clipboard with something like this
> From Textadept you could use `spawn`
> This could also be an alternative to relying on `ui.clipboard_text`
> which didn't work.

It's not a bad idea, but I tried using the VBScript sleep function from
the page I linked before I landed on the busy-waiting solution and the
time it takes to launch is significant. Although I guess for testing it
would be fast enough.

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