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Re: What's the problem?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: What's the problem?
Date: 14 Dec 2003 12:55:48 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> > From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
> > Date: 13 Dec 2003 18:35:22 +0100
> > 
> > It would also be an idea, if one has a redisplay thread, to let it
> > associate mouse clicks with objects under it at the time of the click.
> > People rarely expect, when they click in the text area while Emacs is
> > busy, that half an hour later a menu pops up with a button "Really
> > self-destruct?" which happens to be right on the location where the
> > click had been half an hour ago, that this menu/text position etc will
> > be satisfied with the click from olden times.
> I think, with a separate thread, such cases will be less probable,
> actually, since the redisplay will have more chance to catch up with
> the rest of Emacs than it is now.

It can't catch up with a state of Emacs that Emacs has not yet
reached at the time of the click.  At the time posn-point is called,
the state of Emacs might be quite different from the state at the
time of the click.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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