[texworks] line buffered output

Arno Trautmann Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de
Sun Nov 20 10:59:19 CET 2011

Hi all,

following Tako's answer to a question on the LuaTeX list¹, it seems that 
TeXworks' terminal output is block-buffered. That is suboptimal in some 
special cases, as the one I'm describing in that mail. Is it possible to 
change this in TeXworks?

To explain my request: Look at the following plain LuaTeX example:

   delay = 1.0
   texio.write_nl("first comment\n")
   os.sleep (delay)
   texio.write("second comment\n")
   os.sleep (delay)

and have a look at the terminal output in TeXworks, in comparison to 
compiling a normal terminal. The two comments should be output with a 
time delay between them, which does not happen with TeXworks (at least 
not with r.944 on x86_64 Arch Linux)



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