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AW: AW: Tabs in Emacs?


From: Berndl, Klaus
Subject: AW: AW: Tabs in Emacs?
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 10:40:05 +0100

Well, cause of Emacs' complex model with buffers, windows displaying buffers 
and frames displaying windows and on top window-configurations there is no easy 
answer, i have to admit.

But nevertheless i will make try:

IMHO tabs should an a frame-basis and each tab should display 
window-configurations, i.e. switching to a tab X should display exactly the 
window-layout and contents as X has contained when the user has left it
And each window of the window-configuration of a tab should contain it's 
headerline...

Is this understandable?

Klaus

-----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Miles Bader [mailto:address@hidden 
Gesendet: Dienstag, 17. November 2009 15:47
An: Berndl, Klaus
Cc: Deniz Dogan; Angelo Graziosi; Emacs
Betreff: Re: AW: Tabs in Emacs?

"Berndl, Klaus" <address@hidden> writes:
> IMHO this tabbar-mode has nothing to do with "real" tabs (as e.g. in Firefox) 
> because the header-line is (mis-)used as tab-title/handle, so when using this 
> mechanism to *simulate* tabs i have no headerline within the tabs... IMHO 
> nothing what i would call "Tabs"...

Note that exactly tabs _should_ work in Emacs is actually quite
contentious (that's one of the reasons they haven't been implemented) --
Emacs has a significantly more complex model than most apps, and it's
not really clear the best way to map the usual sort of tab-bar onto that
model (read one of the long tortuous emacs-devel threads on this subject
for details I guess)...

-Miles

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