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bug#39181: 27.0.50; [PATCH] Allow users to store & restore gdb-mi layout


From: Yuan Fu
Subject: bug#39181: 27.0.50; [PATCH] Allow users to store & restore gdb-mi layout
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 17:03:11 -0400


> On Mar 21, 2020, at 2:39 PM, Štěpán Němec <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> On Sat, 21 Mar 2020 14:00:56 -0400
> Yuan Fu wrote:
> 
>>>> +@code{gdb-default-window-configuration-file}.  If it is not an
>>>> +absolute path, GDB looks under
>>>> +@code{gdb-window-configuration-directory} (default to
>>>> +@file{~/.emacs.d}) for the file.
>>> 
>>> "(which defaults to user-emacs-directory)" (ideally with a proper
>>> reference to that variable).
>> 
>> The whole Emacs user manual only referenced user-emacs-directory once when 
>> talking about ~/.emacs.d. OTOH ~/.emacs.d is used across the manual. I think 
>> ~/.emacs.d is better.
> 
> Saying "defaults to ~/.emacs.d" is strictly speaking incorrect, because
> it really defaults to user-emacs-directory, which might or might not be
> "~/.emacs.d". It is true that the same could probably be argued about
> some other occurences in the manuals (most of which probably go back
> even before the introduction of user-emacs-directory in Emacs 23, let
> alone the recent XDG-compliance efforts), though, so if you insist, at
> least it will be incorrect somewhat _consistently_ (and can be fixed
> later together with the other places) :-D.
> 
>>>> +premium.  If you choose to start GDB in the same frame, consider
>>>> +setting @code{gdb-restore-window-configuration-after-quit} to
>>>> +non-@code{nil}.  Then GDB restores your original window layout after
>>> 
>>> "to a non-nil value.  Your original window layout will then be restored
>>> after GDB quits."
>> 
>> I prefer active voice than passive voice but don’t object the latter. So I 
>> changed it accordingly.
> 
> The real issue here was more the semantics than the grammar, similarly
> to the NEWS correction: it's really Emacs, not GDB, that restores the
> windows after GDB quits.
> 
> 

I changed to user-emacs-directory. I hope I get the xref right :-)

Yuan


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