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bug#4041: 23.0.92; Emacs 23: buffer point is no longer frame-local


From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#4041: 23.0.92; Emacs 23: buffer point is no longer frame-local
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 21:19:34 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.90 (gnu/linux)

> My proposal -- which people sound like they agree with, and Leo has even
> implemented as an add-on -- takes the default behavior from arbitrary to not
> only predictable but in fact useful.  The only way anyone would even notice
> that you've changed something is if they were somehow relying on the
> arbitrary default behavior, but as we've determined that it's not especially
> predictable, I don't see how anyone could have been relying on it.  If we're
> really worried about it, we can make a compatibility variable.

I think I generally agree it would be a good change.  But without an
actual patch, it's difficult to assess how reliable and backward
compatible we can make it.


        Stefan





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