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Re: EmacsW32 invocation options


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: EmacsW32 invocation options
Date: Sat, 05 May 2007 03:07:18 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.98 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:

> So why don't we try to find ways to accomodate people like Lennart
> who really wants to contribute, but whose ideas are too radical to
> be the default behaviour?
>
> E.g. by supporting two installation options
>
> a) maximum cross-platform consistency
> b) maximum adaptation to current platform APIs.

I consider choice a bad idea here.  The correct thing to do is to have
both.  This should be done using customization themes.  If a person
wants to have his Emacs behave like on Windows when on Windows,
chances are that he wants it to behave like on Windows also when he is
on the Mac.  One point of Emacs is that it works the same everywhere.
It is fine to let a user have it work like a Windows application at
the drop of a hat under Windows, but it does not make sense to not let
the user have the application work identically on a Mac.

The point of Emacs is feeling at home everywhere.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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