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Re: Quit and Close Emacs Special Windows

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Quit and Close Emacs Special Windows
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 13:04:57 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> I have been reading this site:
> https://christiantietze.de/posts/2019/10/emacs-quit-special-windows/
> and I am wondering why we don't provide an option to enable this
> behaviour by default in some cases without needing the "hack" in the
> link.  It doesn't seems to be too complex to implement right?

What do you mean by "this behavior"?

I just tried

    emacs -Q
    M-x compile
    ..select the compilation window...

and sure enough I was back to a single-window setup.
So, IIUC we already provide "this behavior".

> I know it is just a detail, but in some cases (like when using man or
> compile mode, or reading a function documentation, or after executing
> magit commands) it doesn't make sense to keep the buffer in the buffer
> list after pressing q in 90% of the times.

I don't understand the connection with the previous paragraph.


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