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Re: list-processes reimplementation, and list/menu buffers

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: list-processes reimplementation, and list/menu buffers
Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2011 19:20:57 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> I think an important feature of this parent mode is that it handles
> tabulated data (as opposed to things like completion-list-mode), so
> that might give us a clue for what name to give it.  Maybe
> tabulated-list-mode?

It's a bit wordy, but I can't come up with anything better, so OK.

>> I looked into using ewoc, but it seemed to provide little benefit,
>> because there's no complex insertion or deletion of data entries being
>> performed; for both the package-menu and process-menu, entries are just
>> regenerated from scratch each time anyway.
> Agreed.  But it would be desirable to use ewoc on top of this new parent
> mode, for modes such as VC-Dir.

Yes, good point.  I think this should be easy to arrange.

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