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Re: Framework extending window functions for Follow Mode (etc.).

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Framework extending window functions for Follow Mode (etc.).
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2015 17:03:39 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

Hello, Martin.

On Mon, Nov 09, 2015 at 09:25:52AM +0100, martin rudalics wrote:
>  > I see a further problem with the window parameters approach.  When a
>  > different buffer becomes displayed in such a window, the parameter would
>  > stay set.  There is a fundamental mismatch here: Follow Modishness is
>  > associated with a buffer (not a set of windows); window parameters are
>  > fundamentally attached to windows.  This clash is bound to cause
>  > awkwardnesses.

> One of the worst things I've ever seen in the windows code was the
> mixing in of buffer-local variables, the most notorious representative
> of them being ‘window-size-fixed’.  I meanwhile found a workaround so it
> shouldn't be needed any more.  Still that variable is a pain.

Presumably a lot of the pain came from the fact that that variable is
attached to a buffer, rather than a window (as it should have been).

> I think I have bothered you long enough with my objections.  I consider
> it most unfortunate that your previous solutions were not accepted.  I
> could have easily lived with all of them.  But I neither use isearch nor
> follow mode so I'm probably not in a good position to judge.  The
> current solution introduces a new approach which IMHO doesn't fit with
> the rest of the windows code but let's live with it.

> So thanks for putting so much care into your responses and good luck (no
> sarcasm) with the current scheme.

Thank you for jousting with me!  I learnt something (the existence of
window parameters).

> martin

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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