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Re: [Emacs-diffs] /srv/bzr/emacs/trunk r99650: Put scroll-baron right by

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] /srv/bzr/emacs/trunk r99650: Put scroll-baron right by default on UNIX.
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 11:43:22 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.92 (gnu/linux)

James Cloos <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> "DA" == Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:
> DA> But is it fortuitous or a general rule? If you change the frame text
> DA> size, does the scroll-bar width change accordingly?
> I tested it, and did some doc grepping.  It is indeed merely a coincidence.
> And even appears to be the default width for Xaw3d.
> But I suspect that default was chosen to blend in well with default
> fonts in the 14 to 16 px range.  So although it isn't automated, it
> probably is, none-the-less, by design.

Emacs 19 had a rather rigid character-cell based layout.  It is possible
that the Xaw code (likely the first supported toolkit, or close) still
had its default chosen with that restriction in mind.

David Kastrup

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