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Re: Windows port: using Windows' default printer

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: Windows port: using Windows' default printer
Date: 21 Feb 2003 08:20:44 +0000
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"Peter 'Luna' Runestig" <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2003-02-21 00:05, Jason Rumney wrote:
> > I wonder whether it is really necessary to add two new user variables
> > to get this functionality.  We already have `printer-name', perhaps
> > setting it to nil should select the system's default printer, as it
> > does on other systems. In general we want to avoid introducing new
> > variables, especially OS specific ones.
> OK. Sure, I don't know much about how you prefer things. I did it like
> this because I wanted to leave as much as possible untouched. So, you
> want it like, if `printer-name' is nil on startup, `printer-name' should
> follow the device name of Windows default printer?

If it is nil whenever it is used, it should act like that. So even if
it is non-nil at startup, the user should be able to set it to nil to
use the default printer.

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