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invalid choices purposely in the "hard to read font"


From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: invalid choices purposely in the "hard to read font"
Date: 23 Dec 2001 01:42:31 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

>>>>> "RMS" == Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

RMS>     notice the 5 choices it gives you, all purposely in the "hard to read
RMS>     font", because they are invalid choices at this time.

RMS> Isn't this normal practice in GUIs, to gray out menu items that are
RMS> not usable at the moment?  It is a general toolkit feature,
RMS> not specific to Emacs.

excuses, excuses... I mean the initial feeling is: well, why don't you
cover them up altogether, instead of playing mind games with my eyes
which can't resist trying to decipher what those words are.  Indeed, a
violation of trust -- never before has emacs hidden something behind
my back, or worse, in this half veiled manner which one's curious eyes
can't resist staring at -- with the result being a feeling that emacs
has snubbed me -- sniff, this has never happened before.  In the past
our relationship.... bla bla OK, just some suggestions in case you
come out with a deluxe edition of emacs :-)

FutureBob> I thought this was the deluxe edition.

OK, just make it hard to read, but not nearly impossible to read.
Maybe the toolkit comes with ${USER_AGE} ${EYESIGHT} ${TEMPERMENT}
variables for customization.  True, I hardly use the menus still, but
you replied to my email personally, my cue to make a big deal about
it.
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