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bug#32607: 27.0.50; pop-to-buffer in next-error-no-select


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#32607: 27.0.50; pop-to-buffer in next-error-no-select
Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2018 08:44:58 +0300

> From: Juri Linkov <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2018 02:28:23 +0300
> 
> > Can we please document all this?  I don't see how could anyone glean
> > all that from the available documentation.
> >
> > And I think it's high time to have next-error facilities described in
> > all pertinent details in the ELisp manual.  It is way too complex and
> > powerful not to be mentioned there even as a hint.
> 
> Whereas I helped to develop the next-error framework, I'm not its author,
> so I don't know the purpose of some parts, for example, I had no idea
> why next-error-no-select was implemented this way.  I see that
> next-error-no-select is called from compilation-display-error,
> but don't understand why in grep mode the ā€˜nā€™ key is bound directly
> to next-error-no-select, but not to compilation-display-error.
> Also I see a glaring question mark in the comments of grep-mode-map
> asking why "\r" is bound to compile-goto-error, and unfortunately
> I have no answer.

That's OK: partial documentation is better than no documentation.  And
we can ask those who were involved in those other parts to contribute
their part of knowledge, whether by a patch or by describing the stuff
here, so that someone else could then convert that to Texinfo.

TIA





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