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Re: Blink cursor changes, possible W32 breakage.

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Blink cursor changes, possible W32 breakage.
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:05:47 +0300

> From: Jan Djärv <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:29:46 +0200
> Cc: address@hidden,
>  address@hidden
> >> We can't know what other timers do, in general.  Maybe they are supposed 
> >> to run some Elisp in the background and/or when the frame has no focus.  
> >> In contrast, we know very well what blinking timers are supposed to do, so 
> >> we have control over those.
> > 
> > But if you stop one timer, but leave the other N running, what did you
> > accomplish, exactly, in terms of allowing the laptop stop using
> > battery power and perhaps swap Emacs out of RAM?
> In the default configuration, i.e. starting Emacs, editing files and so on, 
> the only repeating timer there is is the blinking timer, there are no N other 
> timers.  So for the majority of setups, this is a win.

I don't think it's a majority, not even close.  The only situation
that will certainly win here is "emacs -Q", but I wonder whether we
should optimize that one.

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