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Re: installing emacs and X11 on OS X

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: installing emacs and X11 on OS X
Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 10:17:28 +0300

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> Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 20:01:27 GMT
> > 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
> know.

It didn't disturb me.  As someone who knows a bit about Emacs
development in this area, I was trying to help you construct a .emacs
that would be less prone to future changes in functionality.  (An
example of such changes is the color support on character terminals:
many people had their .emacs use window-system to differentiate
between color and colorless Emacs; they got bitten when Emacs 21 was

I'm sorry if my attempts to help annoyed you.

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