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Re: fontset/font change

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: fontset/font change
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 00:10:49 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Kenichi Handa <address@hidden> writes:

> In Emacs 22, `nil' was for "fontset-default", but while working on
> emacs-unicode-2 branch, someone suggested that nil usually should mean
> the currently selected one.  I thought that was a good idea, and was
> going to change `t' for the default fontset, and `nil' for the the
> fontset of the current frame.
> Sorry for the confusion, but what should I do now?
> (1) Just recover the behaviour of Emacs 22: nil for the default
> (2) Make nil for the currently selected fontset, and t for the default
> (3) (1) and make t for the currently selected one.

It seems a little cleaner to have nil specify the current fontset rather
than fontset-default, but only a little.  In your estimation, is there a
significant amount of outside code (e.g. user customizations) that rely
on the old behavior?  If so, I don't think it's profitable to make this

As Miles mentioned, either way this needs to be documented in the

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