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Re: lru-window, window--try-to-split-window, split-width-threshold

From: martin rudalics
Subject: Re: lru-window, window--try-to-split-window, split-width-threshold
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 19:02:29 +0200
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20080708)

> `split-width-threshold' was apparently introduced recently. Depending on its
> value, the lru-window can now get split horizontally to display *Completions*
> during minibuffer input.
> I have code that changes the display of completions (columns, spacing etc.),
> depending on the width *Completions* will have when it is displayed. Before it
> is displayed, I obtain (window-width (get-lru-window)) and use that as the
> assumed window width.
> This is no longer adequate, however, because the effective width might be, 
> half of that if the lru window gets split horizontally to display 
> And I can't simply use half of that width systematically, because there might 
> no horizontal split, depending on `split-width-threshold'. I don't know a way 
> know ahead of time whether a horizontal split will occur (without reproducing
> all of the code/logic of `window--try-to-split-window' - checking for 
> windows etc.).

So you can't fill the buffer _after_ the splitting occurred?  Relying on
someone else to always choose the LRU window is not very clean in the
first place.

> I tried this: (window--try-to-split-window (get-lru-window)), figuring that I
> might as  well split the lru-window myself, if it is going to be split, so 
> I can get its new width and use that.
> The problem with this is that once the split occurs the window that was split 
> apparently no longer the lru window, so *Completions* gets displayed by
> splitting yet another window.

Are you sure?  The LRU status changes with `select-window' IIUC.

> If I have two full-frame-width windows (frame
> split vertically), the effect is that both windows get split when 
> is displayed (and then unsplit when *Completions* is finished).
> Any suggestions? What am I missing? Is there some way, say, after splitting 
> lru window myself, that I can make it (or the new one) the lru again, so that
> `display-buffer' will use it for *Completions*? IOW, is there a way to *set* 
> lru window? Any help is welcome.

The only way I currently can think of is a dolist selecting all other
windows but the one you've chosen.


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