[developers] lui displaying lexical items

Stephan Oepen oe at csli.Stanford.EDU
Wed Jun 28 11:34:14 CEST 2006

> for reasons currently beyond my knowledge, lui won't display the
> feature structure for  lexical entries. 
>  E.g.:  (lkb::show-word-aux-tty "鬼" nil)
> does nothing.

it turns out the tty version ends up calling display-fs() with just a
DAG object, while the GUI version hands it a TDFS.  i checked in a fix
yesterday to allow lui-display-fs() to handle either type of object.

>   As a fall back, I suggest we change display-fs (in activefs.lisp) to
> drop back to CLIM if lui can't display something:

as a rule of thumb, i would recommend against work-around patches for
problems that we do not fully understand (yet).  i fear readability of
our code base will suffer over time, as it gets harder to identify the 
original intention (in contrast to the cheap-and-cheerful patches).

                                                         best  -  oe

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