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Re: patch for optional inhibit of delete-other-windows(IDE feature)

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: patch for optional inhibit of delete-other-windows(IDE feature)
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 05:34:24 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>>> I chose "pin" because in some gui toolkits there is a widget that looks
>>> like a little needle/pin that you can use to "fasten" the window and not
>>> go away on certain operations.
>>> I dont have a better name than pin right now, can someone think one up?
>> I wouldn't worry about naming right now.  First we need to get the
>> design to work for something like ECB, Speedbar, etc..

> I think this patch basically achieves what it set out to do now:

> - "pinning" windows 
> - "grouping" windows 

> pinning and grouping together makes it possible to implement context
> windows surrounding an edit area(much like the emacs gdb interface looks
> like, but without the inconvenience that c-x 1 in the edit area
> destroys the entire layout)

It looks like that indeed provides what we need, but I wouldn't be
surprised if it's not good enough.  That's why I first want to see
someone use it for ECB.


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