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Echoless terminal state after exiting Tk/Term::ReadLine event loop (Solved!)by gnosti (Hermit)
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Hello Esteemed Monks,
I have an app using Tk's main window integrated with Term::ReadLine::Gnu in the terminal window. I would like to be able to clean up before exiting on Ctrl-C issued in either window.
With main window focus, I use Tk::bind to associate Ctrl-C with a callback (\&abort) that exits via CORE::exit. Although this causes a hard landing (segfault), the terminal functions normally afterwards.
With terminal window focus, the signal handler exits in the same way, however, after exiting, the terminal fails to echo the characters I type. Leaving via Tk::exit() results in the same echoless state, regardless of how it is invoked.
I suspect the line $OUT = $term->OUT || \*STDOUT (which I cut and pasted) of doing some redirection.
Update:This line provides an output filehandle, however all of my print statements output correctly without writing print $OUT $something.
I also looked at the Term::ReadLine methods such as rl_reset_terminal() without finding a solution.
Update: Issuing $term->rl_deprep_terminal() before exit() appears to solve the problem. (c.f 'man readline')
Here is my (revised) code:
Update: Including $term->rl_deprep_terminal() in &abort appears sufficient to terminate the application.