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Re: Terminology in multi-tty primitives

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Terminology in multi-tty primitives
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 12:22:44 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

> It seems to be a simple wrapper intended for interactive calling.  It
> does not provide much simplification for a caller in Lisp.  If it is
> not useful for interactive calling, maybe we should delete it.

That's indeed what I'm thinking: for interactive use, it doesn't seem
tremendously useful (tho I've used it occasionally for debugging
purposes: it allows the use of the multi-tty code without going through
emacsclient and server.el).

> By the way, why does it need the conditional that tests window-system?
> Should the proper handling of window-system be built into `make-frame'
> instead?  If it is needed for all frame creation on MSDOG, putting it
> in `make-frame' is best because that way it only needs to be done once
> and callers are all simpler.

My thought exactly,


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