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Re: Documentation for "Clone Buffers" (corrected version)

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Documentation for "Clone Buffers" (corrected version)
Date: 15 Mar 2004 18:08:27 +0100
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> >> There was a patch by Juri Linkov discussed in December that added
> >> FORK arguments to several Info functions,
> > I added FORK argument not to all Info navigation functions.
> > Now I will add it to all of them.
> I think this is the wrong approach.  We want a generic way to do "a fork"
> without having to change each and every command where it might make sense.
> And I now regret having abuse the C-u prefix for that.  It should be some
> other fork-specific prefix instead so the command can still use C-u for
> its own purpose.

But that is quite similar to the way that M-x shell and consorts
work.  It is convenient and easily rememberable.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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