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Re: window groups

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: window groups
Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 00:52:29 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

> I know XEmacs does that.  However, over the past two weeks I was able to
> crash Emacs more often than over the past two years.  Practically all
> these crashes were due to malformed window-trees.  Hence I suppose
> exposing internal windows to Elisp might make it possible to crash Emacs
> from Elisp quite easily.

I guess that would be an advantage of Joakim's approach, which works
more "on the surface".

>>> More problems will arise as soon as two different applications will
>>> attempt to manage their private groups simultaneously in the same
>>> Emacs session.
>> Like...?
> ... citing Eric Ludlam from an earlier thread:

>     What if there is an ECB and a second program like Speedbar, that
>     both want to do the same thing.  How do they work together?

> ... and ...

>     I'd like to know how ECB, and Speedbar can work at the same time,
>     without being aware of eachother.  Would the solution really be that
>     Speedbar needs some ECB client code?

I'm not sure I understand enough of those problems and of your proposal
and Joakim's to understand how one proposal would make it easier to
address those situations.


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