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Re: National Language Support Functions

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: National Language Support Functions
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2006 00:51:36 +0100

On 12/29/06, Lennart Borgman (gmail) <address@hidden> wrote:

Please explain a little bit more.

You're saying to users that (with your patch) it will work "more like
[it does] usually in MS Windows programs", not explaining why Emacs
does things differently, nor how (or why) that could be good. Little
wonder they prefer it "like MS Windows programs".

You mean that they read my text that way? Yes, maybe the main reason is
lack of agreement that these patches are really needed. Then what do you
expect me to do?

I expect nothing. I'm explaining why I think the language on your page
is reason enough for people to choose your patched version.

Though I am getting tired of
saying things over and over again.

That's part of the process of convincing people and getting patches approved.

What about that patch that tells
Emacs to save the changes when a user logs off? I included that in my
patched version nearly half a year ago since I did not want to loose my
work. Is it included in Emacs today?

Why was not included? Was it deemed unnecessary, or wrong, or it just
fell off the wayside?

The low level keyboard hook that allows Emacs to use the left and right
windows keys as Emacs meta key should in my opinion be a very
uncontroversial issue.

That's quite a weird claim. On one hand you're championing Windows UI
guidelines compliance; on the other, you want Emacs to steal one of
the Windows keys, which is an uncommon thing for Windows programs to
do. Win+R or Win+E do execute Run and Windows Explorer even if typed
inside Notepad or Microsoft Word.

but it is hard for me to understand why it should be
scary to use a low level keyboard hook.

I looked at your low-level hook code once; it wasn't scary. It was
just complex for little gain.


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