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Re: ECB question...

From: Klaus Berndl
Subject: Re: ECB question...
Date: 29 Apr 2004 09:41:38 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

On Wed, 28 Apr 2004, Javier Oviedo wrote:

>  Hello all. I'm using the latest version of ECB. It is a pretty amazing
>  tool. I have, however, stumbled upon my first annoying problem/side-effect.
>  Sometimes, when trying to use the completion buffer to finish a command
>  when I'm typing using M-x "some-command", the completion buffer is opened
>  in one of the ecb windows. I find this rather annoying. The normal
>  behavior(assuming one is not using ECB) is for it to split the current
>  window. In the case of ECB, I'd like the window splitting(from completions
>  or for whatever else) to ignore the ecb windows and only split/change the
>  main edit window. How can I accomplish this?
>  I hope that I have been clear. :-) Thanks in advance.

First of all i should mention that all problem-reports should go to the
ECB-mailing list because ECB is not contained in the standard-distribution of
GNU Emacs (but maybe this would be not a bad idea ;-).

Well, back to your problem:

Please send a full bug-report with the command `ecb-submit-problem-report' to
the ECB-mailing-list.

In addition it would be fine if you could track down a situation which
reproduces the problem with a high percentage-rate, ie. a situation where the
problem either always or at least very often occurs - so i can reproduce it
with my environment.

Background: ECB-layout-engine should never use an ECB-window for displaying a
completion and for me it never does (and the last problem-report containing
such a problem arrives about one year ago!). But maybe with your environment
you have detected a new situation which ECB takes not into account. But in
general the adviced `display-buffer' of ECB is made to behave as if your frame
does not contain ECB-windows so it should give you the feeling as if the
edit-windows of the edit-area are the only windows of the frame. And until
your bug-report it gaves this feeling ;-)


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