Watch pointer when entering commands

Martin Maechler maechler at
Mon Sep 22 21:54:03 CEST 2003

Did you try  C-g  (ctrl + g)  to stop emacs' waiting state?
If you didn't, please try, and tell us if it helped.

It's my standard advice:  
     Use  C-g  whenever R or S uses some CPU time

Because Emacs -- waiting for R, i.e, waiting for the next prompt
(usually "> ") -- is burning its own CPU cycles ``for nothing''


Martin Maechler <maechler at>
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ETH (Federal Inst. Technology)	8092 Zurich	SWITZERLAND
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