# [NTG-context] pausing compilation to show a message

Pablo Rodriguez oinos at gmx.es
Fri Apr 24 19:37:50 CEST 2015

```Dear list,

I have this minimal sample:

\starttext
\writestatus{apples}{oranges}
\message{Have you checked this variable?}
\stoptext

Is there a way that I can pause the compilation proccess to show the
message and that compilation would continue by pressing any key?