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Re: Subwindow terminology

From: martin rudalics
Subject: Re: Subwindow terminology
Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2011 12:23:56 +0100
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> I don't understand the term "subwindow" in the new window code.  What's
> the difference between a subwindow and a child window?

The set of child windows of a window W is the set of windows that have W
as their parent window.  The set of subwindows of W is recursively
defined as the set of windows whose parent is either W or a subwindow of
W.  Hence the child window of a child window of W is a subwindow of W
but not a child window of W.  The set of child windows of W is always a
subset of the subwindows of W.

> If there is
> none, we ought to refer to "child window" throughout, instead of adding
> another equivalent piece of jargon.

It would mean substantial changes in code and documentation.  If people
think it's worth the effort I can try to do that.


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