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Re: Be prepared for "code clean-up" in CVS head

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: Be prepared for "code clean-up" in CVS head
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2003 17:06:00 +0100

On 04 Mar 2003 17:11:47 +0100, address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) wrote:

> I think it is about
> time that some of the (extensive) code-duplication between the X, W32,
> and MAC ports is cleaned up.


> So it is hard for me to see how
> they can co-exist without a really MAJOR cleanup.
> If we decide that we DO NOT want to support such cross-GUI hybrids, a
> lot more of the duplicate code could be cleaned up.



IMHO, the "cross-GUI hybrid" would be difficult to implement right,
difficult to maintain and only marginally useful. I fear if we tried to
make it work we'd be hunting redisplay bugs for years to come. If
renouncing to it *helps* simplicity and cleanliness, more power to us.


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