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Re: Tabs are ready? -> Let us give a definition of tabs.

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Tabs are ready? -> Let us give a definition of tabs.
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2012 00:57:04 +0900

Nix writes:

 > I don't know. I'd actually very much like a set of per-window tabs which
 > recorded not a single buffer per tab but an entire window-configuration
 > per tab. It would make a nice user interface for things like winring.el.

I agree with this to a point.  The sticking point is that to me the
tab metaphor is about controlling what's displayed in a given region
(usually rectangular, always of constant shape and size) of the
screen.  I would be disconcerted if clicking a tab caused the frame to

Or the Emacs window, for that matter.  I don't have a problem
(conceptually) with a frame being divided into windows, each of which
holds a (sub?) window configuration.

In any case, a quick and dirty implementation should not be hard, as
long as you let the window configuration associated with a tab drive
the frame geometry (who cares if Steve is disconcerted? ;-) The
refinements would be to deal with (a) constraining the window
configurations allowed and (b) constructing a "normalized" (adapted to
the tab's preferred geometry) configuration.

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