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Re: Uhm... weird frame behaviour

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Uhm... weird frame behaviour
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 11:41:28 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

martin rudalics <address@hidden> writes:

>> Emacs should never automatically delete the last frame on a terminal;
>> that is obnoxious.  So other-visible-frames-p needs to be changed to
>> handle this.  (Not sure why that function is in C, btw; it could be
>> written in Lisp.)
> Without doing FRAME_SAMPLE_VISIBILITY?  I have no idea how to do that so
> I'd be grateful if someone wrote such a function.  I'm somewhat lost
> with daemons and terminals.

I've fixed this directly in window-deletable-p.

>> Secondly, the current code is too aggressive in deciding that a frame
>> can be deleted.  Consider the following sequence:
>> C-h k RET
>> C-x o     => switch to the *Help* window
>> C-x 5 2   => pop to a new frame displaying *Help*
>> q         => the frame is deleted
>> I don't think this is quite right.  The new frame was not created as a
>> "temporary frame" for displaying the *Help* window, but by the user's
>> explicit `C-x 5 2' command.  It just so happened that a special-mode
>> buffer was current at the time.  In this situation, quit-window should
>> not delete the frame.
> Then I'll revert to the previous behavior which kills the frame even if it
> has some buffer it could show instead.

Note sure what you mean.  Wouldn't that make the frame deletion even
more aggressive?

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