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Re: display-buffer-alist simplifications

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: display-buffer-alist simplifications
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2011 14:26:12 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> The difference was that I interpreted `pop-up-frames' non-nil as the
> user's agreement to reuse a window on another frame.  The same
> interpretation is implicit whenever a user adds a buffer to
> `special-display-regexps' making `special-display-popup-frame' search
> all visible frames.

For special-display-regexps it makes sense because those frames are
marked dedicated.
This said, his case is pretty unusual, AFAIK, so I'm not too worried
about it: as long as the new setup lets him specify explicitly that he
wants this, it's OK if the default does something else.

>> It'll take me a while to change my setup to avoid dedicating windows, so
>> don't hold your breath,
> There's one thing that won't work for you: `bury-buffer' doesn't iconify
> the frame but deletes it.

I'd hate that (at least as much as Drew hates iconification).

> Iconification would need some extra work.

Hopefully I'll be up to it.


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