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Re: [Emacs-diffs] trunk r113431: Stop cursor blink after blink-cursor-bl

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] trunk r113431: Stop cursor blink after blink-cursor-blinks (10), stop timers when not blinking.
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 03:48:54 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> * src/keyboard.c (Qfocus_in, Qfocus_out): New static objects.
>>> (make_lispy_focus_in, make_lispy_focus_out): Declare and define.
>> Please document this in etc/NEWS.  Many people have asked for such
>> "hooks" to highlight the frame/buffer/window that has focus.
> The objects, events or functions?  I thought that events in special_map was
> kind of "internal", but I see switch-frame is documented.  I can document
> focus-in/out in a similar way.

Hmm... why is it in the special map?

>>> +** The blink cursor stops blinking after 10 blinks (default) on X and NS.
>> Why not everywhere?
> A non-gui Emacs has no control of the cursor, it is a property of the
> underlying terminal.

Why does it matter?  Such global compatibility details should presumably
be handled elsewhere by simply not enabling the blink-cursor timers
under ttys if it doesn't work (tho I do know it can be made to work in
some cases).


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