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Re: Power: blink-cursor-mode is a pig

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Power: blink-cursor-mode is a pig
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:35:16 +0200

> From: 山本 光晴 <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 21:49:22 +0900
> Cc: Daniel Colascione <address@hidden>,
>  address@hidden
> I confess I've been having the same concern as Daniel has.
> (I usually turn off blink-cursor-mode in order to work around it.)

I'm not arguing that we should solve this, I just don't see why a
change to the events visible from Lisp would be the only way.

> First, let us confirm that Emacs has two kinds of timers ("atimer"
> and "timer") just in case, because it can be confusing:
>   http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2004-10/msg01350.html .

I was talking about the latter.  The former is a signal, not an event.

> What Daniel is trying to would be to make this timeout 100k sec
> while there are no focused frames by suspending the timer for
> blink-cursor-mode.

And I'm saying we can do that on the C level, because that is the
level where the timeout for `select' is computed.

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