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RE: Bind `q' to `quit-window' or similar in *Messages*

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Bind `q' to `quit-window' or similar in *Messages*
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 17:41:30 -0800

> I understand your point. Yet my typing in this buffer is purely
> accidental / unintentional. And I find it annoying that the
> *Messages* buffer does not have an undo history. So from that
> perspective, it appears to me that the original design did not have
> in mind the possibility of editing this buffer. So I want to suggest
> two things:
> - *Messages* should not have buffer-undo-list set to t
>   (Of course, I do not know whether this would collide with anything
>   else.)
> - Some customization that allows one to toggle between a read-only
>   *Messages* buffer (with q bound to quit-window) and an edit mode
>   where one can do whatever one likes to do. 

Sounds good to me.

But I imagine that the reason for no undo is that saving undo can be expensive,
and most of the time *Messages* is used for output only (not editing).

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