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Re: Custom themes

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Custom themes
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 07:36:35 +0200
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"Richard M. Stallman" <address@hidden> writes:

>     If I had to implement themes from scratch, my philosophy would be that
>     if two loaded themes conflict, then the most recently added one takes
>     precedence.
> That sounds like a good approach.  I see a few approaches that
> could make sense:
> 1. Most recent takes priority.
> 2. Let user specify the priority order.
> 3. Don't allow loading themes that conflict.

3 is out as far as I can see.  The whole point of themes is that they
are overriding the "standard" theme, so conflict management is one of
the main points of themes.

>       This requires unconditional loading as the
>     basic theme adding operation.
> I do not understand "unconditional loading".  Could you explain what
> you mean by that?

I guess that a theme, when required, will get reloaded even if it has
been loaded previously.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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