don't invoke editor when not on tty?

John A Meinel john at
Mon Jul 25 22:42:37 BST 2005

Martin Pool wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-07-25 at 16:38 -0500, John A Meinel wrote:
>>Martin Pool wrote:
>>>bzr commit runs an editor if no message is given, which is good - but
>>>less so when it starts the editor when invoked from the command window
>>>of emacs or an ide.  So I propose to invoke the editor only when it's
>>>run from a terminal.  Is that reasonable?
>>Sounds okay. Except it might be nice to spawn "Notepad" or "gvim" sort
>>of thing, which means it doesn't matter if you have a tty.
>>(Though from my experiments of using gvim as my cvs editor, it doesn't
>>work because gvim seems to detach from the calling process, so it looks
>>like the editor just returns empty.)
>>It might make more sense to have a "--no-editor" flag, so that emacs or
>>some other ide can force the behavior instead.
> That's true, or maybe a --batch as a global option?

Sounds reasonable to me.

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