[PATCH v2] Cygwin: pty: Introduce disable_pcon in environment CYGWIN.

Thomas Wolff towo@towo.net
Tue Feb 11 07:27:00 GMT 2020

Am 10.02.2020 um 13:24 schrieb Takashi Yano:
> On Mon, 10 Feb 2020 11:07:10 +0100
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Feb  8 18:13, Thomas Wolff wrote:
>>> On 22.01.2020 11:06, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>>> On Jan 21 22:25, Takashi Yano wrote:
>>>>> - For programs which does not work properly with pseudo console,
>>>>>     disable_pcon in environment CYGWIN is introduced. If disable_pcon
>>>>>     is set, pseudo console support is disabled.
>>>> Pushed.  I just fixed a missing </para> in the doc text.
>>> Sorry I didn't notice this before. I think rather than having to decide and
>>> unconditionally switch on or off, a better approach would be to
>>> automatically enable pseudo console when forking a non-cygwin program only,
>>> or have that as a third option. (I think I had suggested this before.)
>>> It's good we had pseudo console in unconditionally now for a while, as that
>>> apparently helped identifying a bunch of issues, but targetting it to where
>>> it's really needed would further help to avoid future trouble, including any
>>> performance issues as recently reported.
>>> I'm willing to prepare a patch if desired, as I had implemented that
>>> condition already for my earlier "winpty injection" proposal.
>>> Thomas
>> Interesting idea, but given that all the Pseudo Console code in
>> Cygwin is from Takashi, he should decide how to go forward.
>> Takashi?  What do you think?
> I cannot imagine how to realize this right now. Let me consider.
See https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-developers/2018-04/msg00002.html for my 

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