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Re: Window configurations

From: grischka
Subject: Re: Window configurations
Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 13:12:13 +0200
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Juri Linkov wrote:
Aside from that it is really trivial to specify any reasonably complex
layouts as simple lisp structure, with sizes in percent, similar to say
framesets in html:

(setq my-layout '(
      (30 div-h
          (75 top-window-1)
          (25 top-window-2)
      (55 div-h
          (25 div-v
              (50 sidebar-1)
              (25 sidebar-2)
              (25 sidebar-3)
          (75 edit-area)
      (15 tool-window)

HTML framesets use the `rows' and `cols' attributes to split the screen
vertically and horizontally into frames (Emacs windows).

The above window configuration could be defined by HTML framesets as:

<FRAMESET rows="30%, 55%, 15%">
  <FRAMESET cols="75%, 25%">
    <FRAME src="top-window-1">
    <FRAME src="top-window-2">
  <FRAMESET cols="25%, 75%">
    <FRAMESET rows="50%, 25%, 25%">
      <FRAME src="sidebar-1">
      <FRAME src="sidebar-2">
      <FRAME src="sidebar-3">
    <FRAME src="edit-area">
  <FRAME src="tool-window">

That simple thing would be a pretty detailed layout already suited for
almost all purposes (except GUD perhaps).

What's the problem with GUD?

I seem to remember it had more windows than the above layout provides.
GUD could of course come with it's own "GUD-configuration" that replaces
the user configuration as long as it's active.

For that of course you need a second set of preferences, that is what
buffer show in what pane:  For example,  *messages*, *compilation*,
*completion*, etc.  can be assigned to "tool-window", *speedbar* to
sidebar-1, *help* on "top-1", files and such to "edit-area", and so on ...

IOW, to "dedicate" a window to a buffer.

Actually, to dedicate buffers to windows.

One aspect of the layout configuration is that windows have names, that
could evolve to a sort of convention.  Say, any configuration has to
provide some standard names, then packages/features could choose to
show their stuff in e.g. "edit-area", "sidebar", "tools-window", "top-pane"
(instead of just in "this" or "other" as currently).

--- grischka

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