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Re: Blink cursor changes, possible W32 breakage.

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Blink cursor changes, possible W32 breakage.
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 18:05:23 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>> I'm not quite sure what the point is, though.  Perhaps it makes
>> sense on low-power devices?  To avoid screen updates?

Not just screen updates¸ but waking up the Emacs process, which changes
the CPU's power mode, etc...

>> I think the variable should default to 0.
> To keep previous behavior by default, yes.

I don't see the point of a 0 default value.  Most applications with
a blinking cursor try to stop blinking after a while, since "low power
devices" is now the norm more than the exception.


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