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Re: Very initial Emacs 21 observations

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Very initial Emacs 21 observations
Date: 20 Dec 2000 18:18:55 +0900

Bill Wohler <address@hidden> writes:
>   Yup, it is a matter of opinion; I can't believe there wasn't a
>   consensus.

None-the-less, there wasn't.  There were voices on both sides.

>   Have you *ever* read an HTML style guide that said that
>   the <blink> tag is good?  Most of them say that the <blink> tags are
>   evil because they keep the user from being able to concentrate on
>   the real content.  The blinking block cursor is no different.

Well, yes it is different, because it's *very small*, and easily lost
among dense text.

> > I wonder, are you perhaps using the monochrome icons?  Those are much
> > worse than the colors ones (since they were produced automatically).
>   I'm using whatever came out of the box. They are monochrome. How do
>   I turn on the color ones?

I'm not sure; the color icons are distributed in `xpm' format, so if
your system is missing the xpm library, then I guess emacs won't be able
to read them.

When you run the configure script, there should be a line near the end
like this:

  Does Emacs use -lXpm?                                   yes

If it says `no' instead of `yes', then presumably you don't have libXpm.

Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra.  Suddenly it flips over,
pinning you underneath.  At night the ice weasels come.  --Nietzsche

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