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bug#19466: 25.0.50; xref-find-def doesn't find C functions


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#19466: 25.0.50; xref-find-def doesn't find C functions
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:00:56 +0200

> Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:37:46 +0300
> From: Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden,
>  Helmut Eller <address@hidden>,
>  martin rudalics <address@hidden>
> 
> On 01/05/2015 06:36 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> 
> > So there's no way of browsing the definition and keeping the list of
> > candidates available, except by scrolling the definition from another
> > window?  That's indeed surprising.
> 
> Right, maybe the quit-window approach would be less surprising overall.
> 
> The alternative implementation was pushed to scratch/xref, and it's 
> waiting for Martin's comments (bug#19468).

Thanks.

> > Why is that insistence on restoring the window configuration useful?
> > Emacs users should be already used to the fact that Emacs pops buffers
> > in windows all the time, so IMO there's nothing terribly wrong in
> > leaving the window configuration changed.
> 
> Basically, I want the user to be able to easily return to the window 
> configuration that was before xref-find-definitions was called. Or, if 
> they picked a definition, make the process of selecting not leave its 
> traces on the window configuration.

I understand your desire.  I just think you are fighting a losing
battle, and in the process surprise the users with less than friendly
behavior.





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