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Re: installing emacs and X11 on OS X

From: Schone Mullerin
Subject: Re: installing emacs and X11 on OS X
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 20:01:27 GMT
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In article <>, Eli
Zaretskii wrote: 
>> In this case the window-system check is exactly the right level of
>> specificity for what I'm after
> It might be perfect today, but as the capabilities of the mac port
> changes with time, your customizations will suffer from bitrot.
> Testing for specific capabilities avoids the burden to constantly
> maintain your init files due to such changes.

Well, thanks for the opinion.  I can only repeat, the window system
tag _is_ the capability in this case.  No other test has any
relevance.  Why this possibility should disturb you so much, I don't

Fwiw I'm well-accustomed to maintaining emacs init files, having done
so for a little over 20 years. It's never been much of a burden, and
I've yet to see any signs of rot (of course I add/remove things as new
versions of emacs make that possible/necessary).

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