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Re: Emacs as a desktop environment

From: Nix
Subject: Re: Emacs as a desktop environment
Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 01:09:33 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On 27 May 2011, Stephen J. Turnbull spake thusly:
> [1]  Although sometimes it's surprisingly easy.  AFAIK X.org's
> "nonblocking mode" _XtWaitForSomething() still can block.

If this was in the last few years, I suspect it was never applied
because the X.org people really didn't care much about the old-style
Xlib: stability mattered much more for it than fixes to non-critical
bugs, given that the medium-term plan was to ditch the entire networking
and protocol layer of Xlib and migrate to XCB. These days (Xlib 1.4.x+),
everything goes through XCB, and a huge number of bugs have simply
vanished as a result. I strongly suspect that this is one of them.

NULL && (void)

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