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Re: w32 does not have emacsclient/server - getting paper size

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: w32 does not have emacsclient/server - getting paper size
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 10:31:05 +0200
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David Kastrup wrote:

There are several reasons I think. One reason is that installing new
programs should not change system overall behaviour.

Then why install them in the first place?
I am sorry but this does not make sense.

A more important reason is that programs on w32 communicate
differently than on GNU/Linux. The w32 way, COM (or what the current
name for it is, it changes now and then), is rather similar to Corba
on a conceptual level. Programs can call other programs through COM
and get a result back. The Registry keeps track of the available COM

Well, PATH keeps track of the available programs.
I am sorry again, you are simply oversimplifying.

What use is there in "interfaces with version control" in a system
that does not even support different versions of DLLs to be installed
at the same time?
Sorry, but obviously some users care about what version they are using and sometimes want to have different versions installed simultaneaously.

Whatever we think of that this is the w32 way and to integrate in
the w32 environment as first class citizens this must be accepted.

It is not a goal for Emacs to be a first class w32 citizen.  The goal
for Emacs on Windows is to be as good an Emacs as elsewhere.

I found this comment worth noting. The meaning of what you are writing here is not self evident. It must be further developed to be useful.

One thing to think about is for example "what do users on different system require of the programs they are using?". Even if users are not explicitly mentioned in your statement they are of course implicitly.

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