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Re: Opening multiple files in a single buffer?

From: Joost Kremers
Subject: Re: Opening multiple files in a single buffer?
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 14:48:58 +0200
User-agent: mu4e 1.5.2; emacs 27.0.91

On Mon, Jun 15 2020, Gregory Heytings wrote:
My question was: Is this feasible, or is the one-to-one correspondence between buffers and files too deeply rooted in Emacs' codebase that it is not feasible? If it is feasible, could this feature be considered for implementation in a future Emacs version?

I can't tell you how feasible it would be, but unless you want to implement it yourself, you'll probably have to do some more convincing in order to get someone to implement it for you. As you said yourself, the potential use cases for such a multi-file buffer are easily covered by other means. There is `multi-occur` for searching in multiple buffers, there are front-ends to e.g., ripgrep (I use `counsel-rg` self) to search through multiple files and with `wgrep` you can then edit those occurrences in one go. (I use `multiple-cursors`, but you can also do a search and replace in the multi-occur buffer.)

The point is, for something like this to be implemented, there needs to be someone to do it. And for something that appears to be quite a fundamental change with relatively little gain, it's unlikely you'll find an experienced Emacs dev to pick up the task.

Joost Kremers
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