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Re: moving window handling into lisp

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: moving window handling into lisp
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 21:39:27 +0200

Here is some elisp code that shows the "collecting" part. Am I missing
something essential there?

There are not so many comments at the moment, but I think you can guess... ;-)

On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 7:05 PM, martin rudalics<address@hidden> wrote:
>> I think the problems in the currently used logic may show up like
>> that, yes. But I am sure you know much more about that.
> I suppose it can't loop currently.  Stefan's window balancing code can
> loop so he put an upper bound on how often that loop can get executed.
>> I do not think that fixed size windows is any problem in the algorithm
>> I gave. You just use that size both when walking up and collecting
>> (minimal) sizes and when walking down to compute sizes to apply.
> Maybe.  I still don't know whether you have an algorithm in the first
> place.  The recipe you gave lacks two details: (1) How to "collect" the
> sizes, and (2) how to "apply" them as they could be.
>> There is so to say no way to get too small windows when computing
>> sizes to apply, but you can of course find that there is not enough
>> space if the "sum" of the minimum sizes is too large. But you will
>> easily see that since on each level when you are going down you know
>> how much space each sublevel as a mininum needs.
> With fixed-size windows you have a minimum and a maximum.  Surprisingly,
> fixed-size windows are used in practice as a recent bug report confirms.
> martin

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