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Re: display-buffer-overriding-action

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: display-buffer-overriding-action
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 14:33:52 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> defcustom d-b-override-alist
>>> Lisp ACTION
>>> defcustom d-b-alist
>>> defvar d-b-default-action
>> I have no idea what you're trying to achieve with such a
>> re-organisation.
> If the majority of non-trivial calls to display-buffer are not going to
> use the ACTION argument, that is a waste of the ACTION argument.

Agreed.  I see no evidence that we're heading this way.

> call.  Forcing the non-trivial users of display-buffer to let-bind
> d-b-overriding-action, instead of using the action argument, is a step

That's the reason why we have the ACTION argument: so non-trivial users
of display-buffer can pass their preference without imposing it on the
user (because the user can override it in d-b-alist).


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