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bug#7381: 24.0.50; Provide a hook run when a window is selected

From: martin rudalics
Subject: bug#7381: 24.0.50; Provide a hook run when a window is selected
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 17:31:24 +0100
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>> Can't you use `window-configuration-change-hook'?
> I don't see how that would help, as the hook is not run when a window is
> selected.

Well, we _could_ run it when another window gets selected.  But at the
time we'd run it the identity of the old selected window would not be
available anywhere.  So this wouldn't help you much either.

Basically, we could keep the old window configuration around from one
"change" to the next but it's not clear whether we want to save the
configuration before the last command or before the last configuration
change.  In the latter case, your code would hardly know whether it runs
within one and the same command or within different commands.

Note in this context that a single command like setting up a GDB frame
may entail a couple of configuration changes and you would have to keep
track of all of them.  And the hook would trigger within each and every
instance of `with-selected-window' or `save-window-excursion' no matter
how silly these macros are occasionally used.


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