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Re: silent PC vs. emacs

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: silent PC vs. emacs
Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2006 09:07:11 -0700

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

  >     Given that emacs now has a nice timer mechanism, I believe it is
  >     inevitable that over time there will be more, not fewer instances
  >     of such wake-up and do some work behavior --- all of which is
  >     nice on a desktop, but a pain when you're on a plane with a
  >     laptop that is running out of power.
  > Maybe Emacs could open /proc/acpi/battery to determine that it is
  > on a laptop, and DTRT automatically.

IMHO DTRT in case of running on battery power would mean turning off
blink-cursor-mode, otherwise emacs wakes up a couple of times a second
just to blink the cursor.

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