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Re: feature request: ability to use occur within *Occur* buffer

From: Bill Wohler
Subject: Re: feature request: ability to use occur within *Occur* buffer
Date: 23 Feb 2001 09:14:17 -0800
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address@hidden (Benjamin Rutt) writes:
> address@hidden (Bill Wohler) writes:
> >   The pattern you need to follow in this and several other cases is to
> >   rename the affected buffer before the second operation. For example,
> >   after your first search, try "M-x rename-buffer RET foo RET M-x
> >   list-matching-lines RET some-string RET".
> I'm aware of that, but that's just a workaround.  I still consider it
> a bug until convinced otherwise.

  Allow me to try ;-).

  Consider the opposite. Let's say you created a new buffer for
  operations like *Occur* if a buffer already existed, and for
  consistency, you'd also have to do this for *Help*, *Messages*,
  *Article*, *Group*, show+-inbox, *Recipients*, *compilation*,
  *VC-log*, *vc*, *vc-diff*, *cvs-diff*, *cvs-info*, and so on, you
  would have 100s of buffers inside a few minutes.

  Reusable temporary buffers are a tremendous feature, not a bug..

  Since you are refining your search and you're working in a temporary
  buffer, keep-lines and delete-matching-lines are more appropriate
  functions anyway.

Bill Wohler <address@hidden>  http://www.newt.com/wohler/
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