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Re: signal handling bogosities

From: Alex Schroeder
Subject: Re: signal handling bogosities
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 19:35:14 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.2.92 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> If we handle mouse highlighting by generating input events to do the
> work at main program level, then the highlighting won't change when
> you move the mouse while Emacs is running a Lisp program.  Is that
> acceptable?

>From a user perspective, I think that is acceptable.  Sure, currently
most programs use a second thread for their GUI, so eventhough they
are busy, you can open menus -- but when it gets to doing something,
they are just as bound by the event queue as Emacs is -- you can open
the menu, look at it, click on it, but things only happen when the
previous job is done.  Since users cannot do anything anyway when
Emacs is busy, I think it is not a big plus to have highlighting
working.  Loosing that, therefore, is not a problem.


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