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Re: fringe bugs and issues (and a couple display margin bugs)

From: Knut Forkalsrud
Subject: Re: fringe bugs and issues (and a couple display margin bugs)
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 03:35:14 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1.50

address@hidden (Alveola Petrofsky) writes:

> My point was that fringes always have been supported on ttys, they
> just haven't been called that.  Unfortunately, it was decided to call
> the new improved fringes "fringes" and treat the old fringes as
> something completely different.  If they are instead treated as the
> same thing, but with a few differences, and those differences are
> made configurable, then the world becomes simpler and more consistent.

That makes a lot of sense from a plain, unsophisticated user's
perspective.  If I have understood things correctly, a lot of work
has gone into making as much of the display logic as possible
applicable to both X displays and ttys, especially colors.  Then it
would only be appropriate to try to unify the fringe concept in both
environments.  I read the TODO file the other day, and one of the
items listed was:

   * Support simultaneous tty and X frames.

To make it easier to implement such support, it would probably also be
beneficial to keep the differences between the two as small and
consistent as possible.  It would be a mighty feature to have
emacsclient make emacs open a frame on the tty emacsclient was started
from.  That would make emacs into a client-server application.


Hard work often pays off after time.  But laziness always pays off now.

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