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Re: Possible change to startup.el

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Possible change to startup.el
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2005 21:51:54 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     > The interface that has been proposed is defined so as to make
>     > complete informatoin available about what is or isn't
>     > supported.  That makes it so complex to implement--to complex
>     > to be considered for now, and undesirable even for later.
>     I can't quite see why having complete information about what is
>     or isn't supported would be undesirable for later.
> You misunderstood what I said.  I did not say the feature was
> undesirable, I said the complexity to implement it was undesirable.
>     It seems reasonable to solve this task once, within Emacs.
> I hope to avoid solving it ever, if possible.

Well, the way to do that would be to have _all_ window systems work
through Unicode encoded menus, which would then reduce the test to
(or window-system
    (encode-coding-string string locale-coding-system)))

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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