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Re: display-buffer-alist simplifications

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: display-buffer-alist simplifications
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 22:27:45 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> This had nothing to do with display-buffer-mark-dedicated: when we re-use
>> a window for a new buffer, clearly that window is not dedicated to that
>> buffer, since it was used for something else already.
>> Maybe there are cases where you might want to hijack a non-dedicated
>> window to show some buffer and make it dedicated, but that sounds like
>> a very rare case (I haven't seen such a use-case yet).  "Dedicated"
>> means "it's only used for that buffer".

> IIUC you mark the window as weakly dedicated which means that
> `switch-to-buffer' can use it for showing another buffer.

I'm not sure what you refer to, but In Emacs≤23, a window was only ever
marked dedicated (weakly or strongly) upon creation, never when reused.


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