Allin Cottrell schrieb:
On Thu, 18 Jan 2007, Ignacio Díaz-Emparanza wrote:
> You may see my problem in the script below. The function tries to
> linearize automatically a list os series (interpolate missing
> observations and correct outliers) trough TRAMO. (It is not finished
> yet as it has some problems with missing data and unadjusted series).
> Gretl processes the line "append" some miliseconds before the previous
> Windows command has finished...
Ah, I see. But in that context you'd be better off with a flag to make
the shell command execute synchronously, i.e. for gretl to wait just as
long as is needed for the shell command to complete.
(This might have some relevance to Sven's project too.)
I worried about that, too, but I have never had any problems so far. And
returning from the external call sometimes takes quite a while, so I
thought that synchronicity had been taken care of.
So I'm actually quite surprised to hear the opposite. Or is it something
platform-specific? (Only tested on linux so far.)