Commit 68218d82 authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii

Document default process sentinel more prominently

* doc/lispref/processes.texi (Asynchronous Processes): Mention the
defaults for process filter and sentinel.  Provide cross-references.
(Process Information): Provide cross-references to where filters
and sentinels are described.
(Filter Functions): Add an index entry for "default filter".
(Sentinels): Add a few status messages not documented previously.
Resolve the "killed" confusion.  Document and describe the default
sentinel.  (Bug#22220)
parent 30cc4e4b
......@@ -737,10 +737,12 @@ If @var{stopped} is non-@code{nil}, start the process in the
stopped state.
@item :filter @var{filter}
Initialize the process filter to @var{filter}.
Initialize the process filter to @var{filter}. If not specified, a
default filter will be provided. @xref{Filter Functions}.
@item :sentinel @var{sentinel}
Initialize the process sentinel to @var{sentinel}.
Initialize the process sentinel to @var{sentinel}. If not specified,
a default sentinel will be used. @xref{Sentinels}.
@item :stderr @var{stderr}
Associate @var{stderr} with the standard error of the process.
......@@ -789,10 +791,12 @@ If @var{stopped} is non-@code{nil}, start the process in the
stopped state.
@item :filter @var{filter}
Initialize the process filter to @var{filter}.
Initialize the process filter to @var{filter}. If not specified, a
default filter will be provided. @xref{Filter Functions}.
@item :sentinel @var{sentinel}
Initialize the process sentinel to @var{sentinel}.
Initialize the process sentinel to @var{sentinel}. If not specified,
a default sentinel will be used. @xref{Sentinels}.
@end table
The original argument list, modified with the actual connection
......@@ -922,9 +926,10 @@ For a network process, the values include (see
@item :buffer
The associated value is the process buffer.
@item :filter
The associated value is the process filter function.
The associated value is the process filter function. @xref{Filter
Functions}.
@item :sentinel
The associated value is the process sentinel function.
The associated value is the process sentinel function. @xref{Sentinels}.
@item :remote
In a connection, the address in internal format of the remote peer.
@item :local
......@@ -1379,6 +1384,7 @@ subprocess with a @code{SIGHUP} signal (@pxref{Signals to Processes}).
@cindex filter function
@cindex process filter
@cindex default filter function of a process
A process @dfn{filter function} is a function that receives the
standard output from the associated process. @emph{All} output from
that process is passed to the filter. The default filter simply
......@@ -1632,21 +1638,43 @@ also called if the process exits. The sentinel receives two
arguments: the process for which the event occurred, and a string
describing the type of event.
@cindex default sentinel function of a process
If no sentinel function was specified for a process, it will use the
default sentinel function, which inserts a message in the process's
buffer with the process name and the string describing the event.
The string describing the event looks like one of the following:
@c FIXME? Also "killed\n" - see example below?
@itemize @bullet
@item
@code{"finished\n"}.
@item
@code{"exited abnormally with code @var{exitcode}\n"}.
@code{"deleted\n"}.
@item
@code{"exited abnormally with code @var{exitcode} (core dumped)\n"}.
The ``core dumped'' part is optional, and only appears if the process
dumped core.
@item
@code{"failed with code @var{fail-code}\n"}.
@item
@code{"@var{signal-description} (core dumped)\n"}. The
@var{signal-description} is a system-dependent textual description of
a signal, e.g., @code{"killed"} for @code{SIGKILL}. The ``core
dumped'' part is optional, and only appears if the process dumped
core.
@item
@code{"open from @var{host-name}\n"}.
@item
@code{"@var{name-of-signal}\n"}.
@code{"open\n"}.
@item
@code{"@var{name-of-signal} (core dumped)\n"}.
@code{"connection broken by remote peer\n"}.
@end itemize
A sentinel runs only while Emacs is waiting (e.g., for terminal
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