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Re: Emacs on OS X development

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Emacs on OS X development
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 05:01:42 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

> I have a plan to do more or less what Gdk does on OSX, use lower level (Core
> Foundation) API:s. The NS-port has many special things (resizing, redrawing
> and more) that depends on how things are done now, so it isn't
> just a replacement of a few functions.
> I haven't looked at the Mac port, but if it uses CF for the event loop, code
> may be reused from there.
> The basic concept is to have one thread for file descriptors and let the
> main thread deal with Cocoa events.  The code today does something similar,
> but it relies on polling each 0.1 second.

Could you add this discussion to etc/TODO, adding as much detail as you
(and others) can about how it works now and how it could be changed?
BTW, why not use the main thread for file-descriptors?


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