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Re: [PATCH 2/9] Refactor window-system configuration

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/9] Refactor window-system configuration
Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:47:44 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

> The current code could well enough use all 3 of the headers.  Your new
> code precludes that.

> (Yes, I know that currently including more than one means trouble,
> because there will be conflicting declarations.  But still, your
> change sets one more obstacle to the long-term goal of allowing
> several different frame types in the same session.)

> I'd like Stefan's and Chong's opinion on this before delving into the
> details of this changeset.

Indeed, we'd like to allow building with several GUI libs at the same
time, so it would be good to try and restructure this change so it
doesn't assume a single GUI library.  But in order to get such
a "multi-GUI" Emacs, we'll need to refactor a fair bit of the code, so
I'm not sure this change would be a real impediment.

Also, this "multi-GUI" goal is just a "would be nice to have" and while
someone mentioned interest in hacking on it a while ago, I don't think
he still plans to do it, and I don't know of anybody who does, so it may
stay as a wishlist item for many more years.

IOW, I don't think this patch 2/9 should worry too much about this issue.


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