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Re: New easymenu behavior

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: New easymenu behavior
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 14:56:34 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

David Ponce <address@hidden> writes:

>  > What does your code do that did not already break in Emacs 21.3?
> recentf simply uses (easy-menu-add-item nil '("files") ...) to add
> the recentf menu into the "File" menu which is identified with the
> 'files key symbol. This worked well in 21.3 because the code just
> interned "files" to get the key symbol.

That appears very shaky.

> Notice that XEmacs directly use menu item names to locate them.  For
> example you can use '("File") to locate the "File" menu in the menu
> bar. Maybe is it a better mechanism to use in external libraries?

Actually, that is all that I ever used with regard to easymenu.  It is
probably a bad idea to create and manage menus by a mixture of direct
accesses and easymenu.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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