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Re: switch-to-buffer: for interactive use only

From: martin rudalics
Subject: Re: switch-to-buffer: for interactive use only
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:03:52 +0200
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>> No.  `pop-to-buffer-same-window' doesn't use the selected window if it's
>> weakly dedicated.  Think of making a window dedicated as a poor man's
>> way of saying "leave this window alone unless I explicitly want to show
>> another buffer in it".
> That's a mistake: if the window is fully dedicated, that's right, but if
> it's weakly dedicated, pop-to-buffer-same-window should override the
> weak dedication, like switch-to-buffer does (otherwise, there would
> never be any difference between the two forms of dedication).

Do you want to change this in the sense that both `switch-to-buffer' and
`pop-to-buffer-same-window' should reuse a weakly dedicated window?  In
that case I'd obviously agree with Chong that there's no real difference
between the two.

So we should make `switch-to-buffer' do what it has always done (just
that now it's more fully customizable).  I'm not sure though whether you
would want to make `display-buffer' reuse weakly dedicated windows too?
What would weak dedication be good for then?


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