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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: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 07:45:54 +0200 (IST)

On Mon, 28 Oct 2002, Schone Mullerin wrote:

> Of course there already is a nice clean way to make this distinction,
> because emacs already has a variable which captures exactly the right
> information.  That variable is window-system.  The only bug is that
> it's deprecated.

I tried to explain at length why it is not nice and not clean.  As 
another example, it doesn't fit into the future Emacs model where GUI and 
text (a.k.a. tty) frames can be supported in the same session.  On a Mac, 
it's possible that there are several frames each one with its distinct 
look and feel.

Anyway, the need for the specific distinction that was raised in this 
thread is something new, at least to me (I don't think I ever heard it 
before), and seems at present to be specific to the Mac.  I suggest to 
file a feature request.

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