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

From: martin rudalics
Subject: Re: switch-to-buffer: for interactive use only
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2011 10:45:26 +0200
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> Fair enough.  So, I propose the following:
> - Make switch-to-buffer basically do
>   (pop-to-buffer buffer-or-name 'same-window norecord label)

Stefan wants the "basically" used function reuse weakly dedicated
windows so you need a reuse-dedicated non-t specifier here.

> - Make pop-to-buffer-same-window an alias for switch-to-buffer.
>   (This means to add an optional LABEL arg to switch-to-buffer, for
>   consistency with pop-to-buffer-same-window.)

Only if you do not change the code of `pop-to-buffer-same-window'.  I'll
need that elsewhere as is.

> - Remove the "interactive use only" flag from switch-to-buffer.


> - For those places that intend the "act on the selected window"
>   behavior---which is the minority---change the code to call
>   (set-window-buffer (selected-window) buffer), instead of
>   switch-to-buffer.

Only if we make minibuffer windows dedicated ;-)


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