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Re: face at point

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: face at point
Date: 19 Nov 2002 11:00:25 +0900

Jesper Harder <> writes:
> > ,----[ C-h f device-type RET ]
> > | device-type is a compiled Lisp function.
> > | (device-type &optional DEVICE)
> FWIW, this function comes from w3.
> w3 uses the XEmacs model and therefore supplies `device-type' in a
> compatibility library, 'devices.el'.

I wish someone would fix w3; those compatibility functions often cause
real lossage, not just confusion (though they cause the latter in
copious amounts too).

[The problem is that w3 doesn't use its own namespace for them, which
sometimes causes _other_ packages that test for certain functions to
mistakenly think they're running under xemacs!  W3 should use
`w3-device-type' or something.]

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 that in the end its factories produced not goods but bads: finished products
 less valuable than the raw materials they were made from.'  [The Economist]

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