I'm trying to do a long blocking read call inside a python script supplied with the python command:

python3 << EOF
import ctypes
ch = ctypes.create_string_buffer(1)
r = libc.read(3,ch,1) #raw syscall, because pythons os.read restarts on EINTR

I would like for the read call to be breakable with signal-generated signals such as SIGINT (generated by Ctrl+C).

Unfortunately, vim seems to run the python snippet with the terminal set not to generated this signal upon a Ctrl+C.

How can I run this snippet so that Ctlr+C continues to generates SIGINT even inside of the snippet? Also, how can the vimscript that calls the python snippet tell if the python succeeded or not?


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