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(crawling out from under crushing hosage briefly)
> >>>> In message <email@example.com>
> >>>> On the subject of "Re: user-options"
> >>>> Sent on 18 Dec 1998 13:22:54 +0100
> >>>> Honorable Robert Bihlmeyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> >>>>> On 16 Dec 1998 16:43:36 -0500
> >> >>>>> Sam Steingold <email@example.com> said:
> >> Sam> The getter is likely to be the same as var, so it's not needed
> >> Sam> either.
> >> It can't be in scheme, can it? Sam, could it be that you smoke too
> >> much of that unhealthy CL stuff <ggg>?
> CL rulez. Extremists who disagree will be shot.
Yep, he's clearly been smoking too much CL :-)
> let me repeat my point (it would be nice if you looked at my previous
> message and told me what was confusing there :)
> `user-options' is a list of symbols.
> I take one of them, `FOO', and look at it's value
> (symbol-binding #f 'FOO)
> if it's a procedure, I decide that a value of a user option can't be a
> procedure [this is a weak point, but let me repeat: a user option is
> something the user will be typing in at a prompt. you don't expect him
> to type a `lambda', do you? if he can, he is using `scwmrepl' anyway],
> so this must be what Robbe called "a complex variable", so I assume that
> the getter is (FOO) and the setter is (SET-FOO! user-input).
Yes, user-settable variables can have procedures as values, for example
winops.scm: move-opaquely?, resize-opaquely?
auto-raise.scm: default-auto-raise-focus-proc, default-auto-raise-unfocus-proc
I think most of these can be set meaningfully by the user by, e.g.,
typing in the name of a procedure that's a valid and useful value.
There are also some user-settable vars that may have a procedure as a
value at some times but not others.
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