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Re: [21.1.90]: point put at point-min in *compilation*

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [21.1.90]: point put at point-min in *compilation*
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2008 17:09:22 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> > I would guess that a default of t for
>> > compilation-scroll-output would be better that the current
>> > default of nil, but YMMV.  When I'm compiling, I generally
>> > want to see progress, so I generally want Emacs to scroll the
>> > window for me.
>> Agreed,
>> I disagree.  I find that I can't read the output of compilation if it
>> scrolls.  Compilers are too fast these days!  Now, if we could slow them
>> down, maybe it would be ok to scroll the output.  Any ideas?

> Two different use cases here.  For Richard, the actual output is
> important; for example, maybe he wants to see compilation warnings.
> For the others, only motion (scrolling) is important as an indicator
> of progress, and they want to see the error (if any) or successful
> completion immediately when it happens.

If you use compilation-auto-jump-first-error, then whether it jumps to
the first error or the first warning depends on your


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