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Re: Can we go GTK-only?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Can we go GTK-only?
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2016 19:44:16 +0200

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Daniel Colascione <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 10:18:58 -0700
> > CPU-intensive threads that cannot manipulate Lisp objects (not run
> > Lisp, but create and destroy Lisp objects) are not very useful in
> > Emacs.
> Redisplay itself can run without invoking Lisp _most_ of the time

No, it can't.  It calls Lisp almost all the time.  The two main places
where that usually happens is JIT font-lock and mode-line display.

Maybe you are thinking about "emacs -Q" which is idle, but that's not
a very interesting use case, when multi-threading is being discussed.

I don't want to argue about your other arguments because I don't see a

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