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Re: Mouse events in the margin using an xterm

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Mouse events in the margin using an xterm
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 01:06:29 +0200

> From: Nick Roberts <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 10:29:49 +1300
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> I think Eli is saying get rid of the "gpm" step to and do everything in Emacs.

Yes, something like that.  After all, it's GNU/Linux we are talking
about; it's perfectly allright to have support for GNU/Linux features
that are not supported on other platforms.  Especially since we do
something similar on MS-DOS.

> I was looking at writing lisp primitives to get the information for mouse
> events out of Emacs to use in t-mouse.el.

I suspect that it will not be easy to do this on the Lisp level.
t-mouse.el jumps through the hoops trying to do that, and it still
doesn't get it 100% correctly.  Emacs simply doesn't give Lisp
programs any good way to inject arbitrary events into the event queue.
Maybe it should.

But then again, communicating with daemons and other system-level
software is IMHO much easier done in C than in Lisp.

> I think this would be a good activity to put in TODO.

Yes, I don't think we should try that before the release.

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