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Re: switch-to-buffer: for interactive use only

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: switch-to-buffer: for interactive use only
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2011 01:16:42 +0200

On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 22:50, Chong Yidong <address@hidden> wrote:

> It seems to me that such cases are very much in the minority---AFAICT,
> the vast majority of uses of switch-to-buffer in the Emacs sources
> simply have the intention "show BUFFER, but try not to make a new window
> to do it".
> So, if creating a new window is the wrong thing for bs-cycle-next, it
> should be bs-cycle-next that changes---e.g. by changing from
> switch-to-buffer to set-window-buffer---not everything else in Emacs.

I don't remember saying that it is the rest of Emacs which must be
changed; only that there are two different use cases, and we must
cater to both.


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