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Re: moving window handling into lisp

From: martin rudalics
Subject: Re: moving window handling into lisp
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 14:51:38 +0200
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20090302)

>> In principle, Emacs windows should not be less than `window-min-height'
>> lines tall.  But an application can temporarily bind that variable to a
>> smaller value during resizing and leave around a window of less height.
>> Such windows usually don't harm when maximizing the frame but won't get
>> us back the previous state when switching back to normal.
> You can't blame packages that they go through any hack to defend
> their layout against the unpredictable interventions from the
> distributed fuzzy-machine, err... emacs window-management.

We must defend such packages against any attempts to simplify Emacs
window-management at their cost.

> Me thinks there are much more thoughts spend on 'window-min-height'
> now than there possibly were at the time when it was first introduced.

Not really.  Any window-manager has to deal with the possibility that a
window gets to small when its parent-window shrinks.  All we can do is
make such cases occur rarely, in practice.


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