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Re: Comments on display.texi

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Comments on display.texi
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 16:56:09 +0200
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address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:

> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>> One of the GNU coding standards is to avoid fixed-allocated tables.
>> Why not malloc them?  You can start them at length 20 and realloc them
>> if they are ever exceeded.
> I have now changed it to allocate the tables dynamically.
> There is still a limit, but it is now at 64K bitmaps -- anybody
> needing more than that must be doing something wrong :-)

That's what everybody said until Unicode had to be extended to more
than 16bits.

Anyway, I suppose that it will probably keep people quiet for a while.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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