[OS X Emacs] faster aquamacs ?

David Reitter david.reitter at gmail.com
Tue Nov 30 13:45:23 EST 2010

On Nov 30, 2010, at 1:29 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> I have neither of these...

You surely have Terminal.app...?
It behaves in the same way - I've just tried this.
It is even smart enough to warn the user: "Closing this window will terminate the running processes: login, bash, BibDesk."

Chances are that this is documented in the POSIX documentation as correct behavior, and iTerm/Terminal don't do anything special (they just kill the shell that was running for that specific window).

> Maybe iTerm is some MS- or Apple-like application that hopes its users stays dumb as ... (fill in something appropriate) and sets a particular behaviour, for example that to send all the processes with it as parent a HUP signal.

Sorry, but Terminal or iTerm are not the (direct) parents of the process that I have demonstrated is being killed.  They are the grand-parents or great-grand-parents, so to speak.
> Well, I use the *shell* buffer inside GNU Emacs and therefore cannot see any sense in using anything else. I can kill that buffer and its shell process – and no application I launched from this dead shell dies. So my recommendation is to trash iTerm.

That is seriously weird, because I can reproduce the killing of the spawned process in a *shell* (M-x shell) buffer.

If you start the application with "open", things are different of course (that is part of its purpose).

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