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Re: `split-window-preferred-horizontally'

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: `split-window-preferred-horizontally'
Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2008 14:23:15 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>> BTW, shouldn't `sensibly' be the default?
> As soon as we have decided on a reasonable standard behavior.

>> Or even the only acceptable setting (besides setting it to
>> a home-cooked function)?
>> I mean the nil value can be simulated with
>> (setq split-width-threshold most-positive-fixnum)
>> and the `horizontal' value can be emulated with
>> (setq split-height-threshold most-positive-fixnum)
>> If most-positive-fixnum is too inconvenient, we could accept a nil
>> setting for the thresholds to mean the same as most-positive-fixnum.

> Sounds reasonable.  But how do we present the conventional `vertical'
> default value in the customization interface?

I do not understand the question.  `vertical' is nil, so it's (setq
split-width-threshold most-positive-fixnum).  Right?


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