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Re: Gtk tabs in emacs, new branch

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: Gtk tabs in emacs, new branch
Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2010 14:31:20 -0400
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On 4/2/10 12:19 PM, Uwe Siart wrote:
> Angelo Graziosi <address@hidden> writes:
>> Clicking on the tab's 'X', should not close the file? It deletes only
>> the tab, the buffer being still 'visited' by Emacs. (I do not remember
>> a similar behavior with other applications using tabs.)
> The behaviour of other applications is not necessarily a draft for
> useful features.

On the other hand, being gratuitously different will just alienate
users, especially new ones. When it comes to new users, programs aren't
judged by what they can be configured to do, but what they do by default.

> Emacs (luckily) has thousands of features where I do
> not remember a similar behavior with other applications.

Usually because Emacs predates these other applications.

> I would think of tabs as of a different kind of windows. In Emacs
> closing a window and killing a buffer are distinct actions. Tabs should
> behave the same.

It seems the most natural thing to do is to kill the buffer iff the
window killed by closing a tab is the last window showing the given buffer.
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