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bug#35352: [External] : Re: bug#35352: 26.2; Xref: (1) no activity indic
bug#35352: [External] : Re: bug#35352: 26.2; Xref: (1) no activity indication, (2) no other-window opening
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:13:39 +0000
> >>> But... on the other hand, perhaps a standard set of commands (and
> >>> keystrokes) for these "follow this 'link'" modes would be nice? Anybody
> >>> got an opinion here?
> >> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://elpa.gnu.org/packages/other-frame-
> Goamg7I5Np4twlAb__9$ ?
> > Ah, nice. There's still the question of whether Emacs should have
> > (something like) this built-in, but I'm leaning towards "no"...
Whether nice or not, that's irrelevant to this bug
report, IMO. Sure, it talks about using another
window - that's all.
> And nobody had an opinion here in a month, so
> I'm closing this bug report.
Opinion about `other-frame-window'? Not related.
Was the case of a dedicated window for the *xref*
buffer tested? That's a case I reported about.
> Well, it depends on the mode. For instance, I don't
> think `M-x grep' has any command to open in a new
> window/frame, and I don't think we want to add all
> those commands to all these modes because users want
> so many different combinations here that it's best
> left to the general buffer/window selection machinery.
You mentioned *grep* as being the _same_ as *xref*.
I wish *xref* _did_ behave like *grep. The problem
is that it doesn't.
As I said in my report, I use dedicated windows for
buffers whose names start and end with `*'. E.g.,
(setq special-display-regexps '("[ ]?[*][^*]+[*]"))
*xref* should be the same case as *grep*, but it's
not. The bug was reported for *xref*.
With grep, `RET' or `mouse-2' on a search hit invokes
`compile-goto-error', which does `next-error-internal',
which DTRT - it opens the search-hit buffer in a
window other than that of the Dired buffer.
That's the point of the bug report - a request to make
*xref* behave properly, like *grep* does, when choosing
a search hit.
If this was fixed, great; thanks. If not, then I guess
this is just another "won't fix".