input delay issues

Christopher Faylor
Mon Apr 2 20:56:00 GMT 2012

On Mon, Apr 02, 2012 at 09:46:51PM +0200, Thomas Wolff wrote:
>When input is typed-ahead, on a Unix or Linux systems it will be 
>buffered and used as soon as an application looks for it. Try this:
>- Run a slow command (e.g. sleep 5)
>- Type "abc" while running
>On Linux, "abc" will be echoed on the screen (disturbing output if there 
>is any). After the command terminates, the shell will look for input, 
>find "abc" and redisplay it properly on the command line.
>In the cygwin console, "abc" remains invisible while the command is 
>running, but it is redisplayed afterwards.
>In mintty, "abc" is echoed while typed-ahead, but is *not* read and 
>echoed by the shell after the command terminates. Only after you then 
>type another character, the whole command line is refreshed.

Yes.  The console is a windows device and that's the way that Windows
works.  Doing it anyway else would mean keeping a separate thread in
Cygwin and essentially adding back CYGWIN=tty, which we're obviously
not going to do.


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