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Re: A feature to go to last edit locations

From: Daniel Martín
Subject: Re: A feature to go to last edit locations
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2023 19:59:03 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.2 (darwin)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> From: Daniel Martín <mardani29@yahoo.es>
>> Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2023 18:41:20 +0100
>> Some IDEs and text editors provide a feature to go to the position of
>> the last edit location across all buffers.  For example, in Eclipse or
>> IntelliJ IDEA, this feature is under Navigate, Last Edit Location.  In
>> Vim, this feature is called a "change list jump" [1], but it seems to
>> work in a per-buffer basis.
>> The closest thing in Emacs is pop-global-mark, but it's not quite the
>> same feature.
> Emacs also has registers.

Yes, but registers still require that users explicitly save the position
in a register beforehand.  Users may be editing a file, then switch to
another file (or to another part of the same file) and then get a bit
lost and ask themselves "where is what I was editing before?".  If they
haven't saved their position in a register or in the mark ring, Emacs
can't help them.

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