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Re: Terminology in multi-tty primitives

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Terminology in multi-tty primitives
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 21:06:27 -0500
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>       (make-frame '((terminal DESCRIPTOR)
>                     (terminal-type TYPE)))

> I think this is not very different from the current situation, as
> regards Lisp calls.  The reason for make-frame-on-display and
> make-frame-on-tty is for invocation with M-x, where you need to
> specify the terminal with a string.

> These commands could be merged by using a heuristic to
> tell whether the argument is a tty device or an X server.

I don't think it's important to merge them.  More important is to make
it clear why they exist.  E.g. by marking them as "not for use from
Elisp" and/or by documenting which `make-frame' call is equivalent when
called from Elisp.


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