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Re: compilation-mode needs a tool-bar

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: compilation-mode needs a tool-bar
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 00:21:53 -0800

Jan Djärv <address@hidden> writes:

  > Dan Nicolaescu skrev:
  > > It seems pretty obvious that compilation mode needs a tool-bar.  Users
  > > are used to tool-bars for this functionality from other environments,
  > > and it's actually pretty useful
  > >
  > > It could have buttons for:
  > >    -next error
  > >    -previous error
  > >    -stop compilation
  > >    -restart compilation
  > >   Or maybe even better the "stop" button would turn into "restart" when
  > >   the compilation is over.
  > >
  > > Please add this.
  > >
  > I'm not so sure.  I usually do those commands while editing in some
  > source file.  The only time I need to switch to the *compilation*
  > buffer is when I wan't to go to a specific error (usually with
  > mouse-1).
  > So adding all this to the tool bar of all buffers when a comilation
  > exists seems a bit extreme.  

That's not the intention, the proposed tool-bar is just for the
compilation buffer.

  > And having them in the tool bar for the *compilation* buffer is not
  > a big help as I imagine most do like me and are seldom in that
  > buffer anyway.

Disagree.  I spend a fair amount of time in the *grep* buffer,  finding
the exact thing I was looking for.  The same is true for compilation,
some tools produce hard to understand errors, so one needs to stair at
them for a bit to figure out what is going on.

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