I don't know if this is even a sensible question, but is there anything special about a spinning-ball hang vs. Max quitting? I'm just wondering whether it might be possible to narrow down my bug search by understanding a little better what's special about a hang. As I understand it, the spinning-ball is just OS X giving an app time to complete a task. But what is an actual hang? Is there any all-purpose answer? Are there any types of routines I should look at if the app is hanging?
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.