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Re: Missing frame parameters on tty's

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Missing frame parameters on tty's
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2016 16:02:14 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

Hello, Eli.

On Thu, Dec 03, 2015 at 01:34:35PM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2015 11:18:15 +0000
> > Cc: address@hidden
> > From: Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden>

[ .... ]

> > Anyhow, I've been reading the "Window Frame Parameters" chapter in the
> > Elisp manual, in particular "Position Parameters".  The description of
> > `left' and `top' immediately follow a statement that measurements on a
> > TTY are in terms of characters or lines.  This cannot help but give the
> > impression `left' and `top' _are_ available on TTYs.  Perhaps if we
> > aren't going to give TTYs these parameters, we should amend that manual
> > page to say explicitly that TTYs don't have them.

> Patches to that effect are welcome.

How about this one, then?

diff --git a/doc/lispref/frames.texi b/doc/lispref/frames.texi
index 5d873ac..18932cb 100644
--- a/doc/lispref/frames.texi
+++ b/doc/lispref/frames.texi
@@ -1188,8 +1188,8 @@ Position Parameters
 @cindex window position on display
 @cindex frame position
-  Position parameters' values are normally measured in pixels, but on
-text terminals they count characters or lines instead.
+  Position parameters' values are measured in pixels.  None of them
+exist on text terminal frames.
 @table @code
 @vindex left, a frame parameter

> Thanks.

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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