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bug#5529: `uniquify-buffer-name-style' doesn't exist


From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: bug#5529: `uniquify-buffer-name-style' doesn't exist
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2010 19:18:28 +0100

On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 7:17 PM, Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi, Lennart,


Hi Alan,


> On Fri, Feb 05, 2010 at 04:56:20PM +0100, Lennart Borgman wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 4:18 PM, Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>> > On the Emacs manual page "Uniquify" ("Making Buffer Names Unique"),
>> > it says you can change the style of buffer names like foo.c<2> by
>> > customising the variable `uniquify-buffer-name-style'.
>
>> > This variable doesn't exist.  It didn't exist in Emacs 22 or Emacs
>> > 21 either.
>
>> > My feeling is that it is the code rather than the manual which is at
>> > fault.  :-)
>
>
>> Something is wrong... ;-)
>
>> On line 95 in uniquify.el there is something looking pretty much like
>> that variable...
>
> Yes, thanks.  I found that variable by grepping all the sources.  To get
> access to it, you've got to do M-: (require uniquify), which is surely
> something a "mere" user shouldn't have to do.  There also seems to be
> something about it in menu-bar.el, but I haven't quite figured out what.
>
> It just seems very, very strange.


Yes, I know. We have been discussing this problem here:

  http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2009-11/msg00504.html

It seems like it is up to me to continue with this. As I have said
before I would appreciate some help.






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