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


From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: bug#5529: `uniquify-buffer-name-style' doesn't exist
Date: Sat, 6 Feb 2010 18:17:48 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.9i

Hi, Lennart,

On Fri, Feb 05, 2010 at 07:18:28PM +0100, Lennart Borgman wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 7:17 PM, Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> wrote:

> > 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.

Seems to me that what's wanted is an autoload for variables, just like
we've got for functions/macros.  Or have we got this already?  Then when
anybody tries to access this variable in any way, uniquify.elc would get
loaded.

-- 
Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).






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