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Re: C-x 2 and C-x 3

From: David De La Harpe Golden
Subject: Re: C-x 2 and C-x 3
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 16:56:51 +0100
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On 26/10/11 15:06, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> This said, I agree with Michael that it'd be good if the name made it
> clear which window is the new one

On 26/10/11 15:58, Drew Adams wrote:
That said, it seems that which window is the new one or the selected one has
become (more?)important now.    If so,

Hit the nail on the head there. I'm not clear myself why it's now more important (and if so, as you say). It kind of seems like an implementation detail that the original window survives at all - in a different implementation that'd be functionally quite similar to the user, post-call _both_ windows could be new "copy" windows in object-identity terms, with the space that the original window took up now split between them and the selected window now the left or top one (Yes, the return value is defined to be "the" new window currently, but again, something of an implementation detail...)

If one wanted to hide (at least from the function name) which windows are original (if any) and which copies, well,


or could revert to -horizontally/-vertically, since the -select suffix
also happens to effectively disambiguate:


(and make
if anyone feels the need or symmetry compulsion)

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