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Re: Faces applies to new frames

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Faces applies to new frames
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 01:36:36 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

> Maybe the facespec stuff is necessary (mainly becuase facespecs can
> encode frame-type specific conditional settings), but face-attributes
> and frame-paramter seem to cover roughly the same ground (with
> frame-attributes being generally nicer and more functiona AFAICS).  Are

> frame-parameter settings ever actually necessary, other than for
> historical compatibility with emacs 19/20?

AFAIK, the main situation where setting face attributes via
frame-parameters is useful/used is for things like
minibuffer-frame-alist (where I use it to give a special font and
background to my minibuffer-only frame(s)), and special-display-regexps.

-- Stefan

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