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bug#5616: 23.1.92; `delete-frame' deletes the last frame when emacsclien


From: Chong Yidong
Subject: bug#5616: 23.1.92; `delete-frame' deletes the last frame when emacsclient runs
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 16:34:12 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.92 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

> I wonder if `delete-frame' really should act differently in this way for
> emacsclient. What's the rationale for this? Was this exceptional behavior an
> explicit design decision or just a side effect of some implementation changes
> for emacsclient?

The normal reason for refusing to delete the last visible frame is that
doing so orphans the Emacs process; this is moot in daemon mode.

> Until now (Emacs 23), `(delete-frame FRAME)' has always raised an
> error if there is only one visible frame. This means that some
> existing code will expect this behavior, and it will now be broken.

This sounds far-fetched.  Unless you can point to a real-life
misbehavior, let's not worry about this.






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