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Re: Overlay arrow in *compilation* and *grep* buffers

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Overlay arrow in *compilation* and *grep* buffers
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 15:10:59 +0200
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"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:

> By ``bug'' in this case I meant a design bug.

Then we agree!

> It's at least a bad misfeature, and surely shouldn't be on by default
> in compilation buffers.  

on text terminals, yes.

>> > Also, the arrow feature is not customizable.  What about users who
>> > will dislike it and would wish to turn it off?
>> What about
>>  (put 'next-error-overlay-arrow-position 'overlay-arrow-string "")
> That's not what is usually meant by ``customizable''.

No, it was a _temporary_ fix, and perhaps something compile.el could do.

(unless (display-graphic-p)
 (put 'next-error-overlay-arrow-position 'overlay-arrow-string ""))

> Let me be sure I understand you correctly, Kim: are you actually
> saying that this is a good feature, the way it behaves in current CVS?


Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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