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Re: Manual suggestions for quit-restore documentation

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Manual suggestions for quit-restore documentation
Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2017 20:39:16 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:
>>> As mentioned in a thread in emacs.help, I've got some suggestions for
>>> the parts of the Elisp manual that touch on the quit-restore window
>>> parameter, and its behaviors.
>>> I've attached a diff with my edits; if/when some version of this is
>>> eventually approved I can do a proper commit.
>>> I didn't add anything in the Window Parameters section about the first
>>> two elements of the quit-restore parameter, simply because I don't
>>> understand them well enough. I still think something should be said
>>> there about how they influence quit behavior, though -- this is the
>>> first place that people will look to find out how this works, and the
>>> current docs are very clear about "what", but beg the question of "why".
>> Good initiative! Thanks. I agree that more is needed, but I
>> too don't understand it well enough.
> There's some pretty deep grass, here. I only just came across "Side
> Windows", which is pretty interesting -- that could conceivably do away
> with Gnus' whole homemade window configuration setup.
> If Marcin ends up patching `display-buffer-record-window' to un-set

*Martin, sorry.

> buffer history when appropriate, I think it would also be worth
> mentioning that function in the docs, as the go-to function for setting
> the quit-restore parameter.
> E

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