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Re: address@hidden: weird behavior of ediff with multiple displays]

From: Michael Kifer
Subject: Re: address@hidden: weird behavior of ediff with multiple displays]
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 16:27:39 -0500

If I specify that I want a frame without a minibuffer, I don't want emacs
to second-guess me and create a minibuffer-only frame that I didn't ask for.
This is a bad idea. If I wanted a separate minibuffer then I would have
said that I want it explicitly.

>     I don't think this is the right thing to do in all cases.
>     This shouldn't happen when there is another frame that already has a
>     minibuffer.
> I don't like the idea of making one frame use another frame's
> minibuffer, as a default.  If you want to do that, you can do it
> explicitly, by specifying a different value for the `minibuffer' frame
> parameter.  But the thing Emacs does automatically is create a separate
> minibuffer frame.
> I just commented out an incorrect change which would have altered
> that.
>     For some reason emacs adds the separate minibuffer frame
>     when it works over the ssh tunnel and displays frames on the local
>     machine (while running on a remote).
> Perhaps the code that creates the separate minibuffer frame
> needs to specify different arguments in that case.
> The code is in make_frame_without_minibuffer.
> Would someone like to suggest a patch to make it DTRT
> in this case?

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