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Re: Assignment of misc packages for emacs

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Assignment of misc packages for emacs
Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2002 09:37:02 -0400

> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
> > The patch seems like a good idea, but I notice that it does a considerable
> > amount of manipulation of the menu data in C.  Couldn't that be moved
> > to Lisp also?  The menu key bindings are Lisp data.
> It could be, but it seemed nice to have the format sent to lisp be
> something simple and well defined -- raw keymaps are pretty complicated,
> and the details tend to change over time.  I think the less places that
> have to know about all the implementation details of keymaps, the
> better.
> The code in keyboard.c already has to deal with it, so it's natural to
> keep the complexity there; also there's a convenient function
> `parse_menu_item' in the C code which takes care of some of the
> complexity.

Of course, ideally, the necessary "parsing" functions would be
exported to elisp.


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