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Re: display-buffer-alist simplifications

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: display-buffer-alist simplifications
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 08:50:03 -0400
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>>>> I'm lost here.  Do you mean that users who prefer the old
>>>> `display-buffer' behavior get overridden by the application whenever
>>>> it passes an argument but do get the old behavior when the application
>>>> does not pass an argument?
>>> Yes.
>> Ouch.
> Bah! Please don't let this happen. Other than being
> inconsistent/confusing/crazy (I'm not quite sure what the "old behavior"
> means here), wasn't the main point of the rewrite to give power to the
> user? IOW, users must _always_ be able to override what the application
> specified.

Don't worry about that.  We were only talking about the case where the
user does not use buffer-display-alist.


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