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

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [21.1.90]: point put at point-min in *compilation*
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 11:02:12 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Marshall, Simon" <address@hidden> writes:

>>     But scrolling still has to occur for you to be able to see if
> there's
>>     anything to read.
>> That is not true.  Starting a new compilation erases the buffer.
>> So you will certainly see that the output has started.  Then you
>> can read it at your own pace.
> Yes, you can read it by scrolling through it - that was my point above.
> With a default of nil you still _always_ have to scroll yourself,
> whereas with a default of t you _only_ have to scroll yourself if (a)
> you see there is something worth reading and (b) the compilation hasn't
> stopped anyway because that something was a fatal error.  And with t you
> get the visual cue of progress status.
>> If it scrolls automatically I often can't even SEE if there is
>> something I want to look at.  And supposing I do see, by the time
>> I can get my hands on the keyboard to type anything, a lot more
>> output will usually have come out.
> Iff you think you might have missed something, then you can scroll
> back.

Uh no, you can't.  By the time you found the Prior button, twenty pages
of material will have gone by.

David Kastrup

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