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xlib:create-glyph-cursor -- a spec issue
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 89 10:11:14 EDT
From: Kerry Kimbrough <Kimbrough@dsg.csc.ti.com>
I stumbled on a minor lacuna in the CLX spec for create-glyph-cursor. What is
supposed to happen when mask-font is specified but mask-char is omitted? The
code just wires mask-char=0, which doesn't seem particularly useful. Several
alternatives are possible.
1. Signal error
2. Default to source-char
3. Default to 0
4. Default to (font-default-char mask-font)
5. If (eq source-font mask-font), default to (1+ source-char), else signal
I suggest #5. Since the source/mask-char's have to be tightly coupled, it's not
reasonable that any single value could serve as a default mask-char, so #2 is
plausible but #1 is more correct. But #5 also allows a short-hand for a common
idiom based on a special font structure (like that of the "cursor" font).
5 sounds reasonable enough.