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bug#19298: 25.0.50; `set-frame-font': non-nil FRAMES argument


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#19298: 25.0.50; `set-frame-font': non-nil FRAMES argument
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:24:30 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> Parameter FRAMES was added for Emacs 24, and it probably hasn't gotten
> much use yet.  For code to change the font for a given list of frames
> and NOT ALSO screw with the user's customization settings, the code must
> select each frame in turn and call `set-frame-font' with a nil FRAMES
> arg.  That's silly, no?  I am coming up against this right now.
>
> Hard to believe that there is no simple way to change the font of a
> frame and NOT ALSO change custom settings without selecting that frame.
>
> Why does that design make sense?

I can see how it makes sense from a "where on earth do I stash this
setting, then?" implementation point, but from a user interface point it
seems very odd indeed.

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