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Re: "Staying in the same place"

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: "Staying in the same place"
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2016 14:36:59 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> I think it'd good to think of such solutions in the context of bookmarks
>> as well.
> Hm...  interesting...
> I know next to nothing about Emacs bookmarking.  How are bookmarks
> stored (for special mode buffers)?

For the current discussion the part that saves bookmarks is
not important.

The important part is that you can build a "bookmark object" which should
contain enough data to reproduce the current buffer&position.

> I'm trying to envision how this would work from a UX point of view.
> Let's say you're trying to do some "-Wall" cleanups in emacs/src, and
> you've gotten halfway down the list of things you're able to clean up,
> so you set a bookmark there.  Then the next time you compile something
> in that directory, then point moves to around that point?  

You might be able to do that, but what I was proposing was not to let
users use the bookmark functionality, but simply to have a default
special-mode-revert-buffer function which would do something along
the lines of:

    (defun special-mode-revert-function ()
      (let ((here (funcall bookmark-make-record-function)))
        (bookmark-goback here)))

-- Stefan

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