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Re: When is hourglass shown?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: When is hourglass shown?
Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2005 14:33:19 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Can someone please tell me when an hourglass is shown on X Emacs? Is it
>> shown for an operation like ediff-buffers (that takes a long time on my pc)?
>> Is it shown for indent-region?

> Not for indent-region (it should be IMHO).

Are you sure?  I thought it was command-agnostic (i.e. it simply displays
an hourglass if more than X seconds have passed since Emacs was last ready
to process keyboard input).

[ ... trying out (setq indent-line-function (lambda () (while t))) ... ]

Duh! You're right.  Hmm... how does this thing work?


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