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Re: blink-cursor frame parameter

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: blink-cursor frame parameter
Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 17:30:17 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.93 (gnu/linux)

> There doesn't seem to be a frame parameter that corresponds to whether
> and how the cursor blinks.

> Other modes, such as menu-bar-mode, tool-bar-mode, scroll-bar-mode,
> and fringe-mode all act via a frame parameter.
> Why not blink-cursor-mode also?

AFAIK, scroll-bar-mode and fringe-mode frame parameters are mostly
historical errors (they should be either window parameters or
buffer-local settings).
menu-bar-mode and tool-bar-mode refer to frame-level entities, so it
makes sense to configure them on a frame-by-frame basis.

Since there can be several cursors per frame, `blink-cursor-mode' should
be per-window or per-buffer.

Not sure if setting it buffer-locally works, but it's not terribly
important since AFAIK either users want it to blink everywhere
or nowhere.


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