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Re: [Nano-devel] [RFC] Quick switch between open buffers

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] [RFC] Quick switch between open buffers
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2017 21:01:05 +0100
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Op 02-11-17 om 07:38 schreef Marco Diego Aurélio Mesquita:
When using nano to edit more than just a few files, switching linearly between
them soon becomes boring.

The attached patch implements a fast way to switch between open buffers. Hit
^R ^O to use it. It opens the browser showing only current open buffers. This
way you can easily and quickly choose which of the current open buffers you
want to switch to.

Interesting.  But... I don't want to make nano into an aspiring IDE.

The choice of ^R ^O is odd, since the user does not want to *read* or
insert anything, but instead wants to jump.  So it would be better to
bind the function directly to a key.  But as we're running out of keys,
maybe simply provide a bindable function and let the needy user do the

Your patch will be much more maintainable if you don't change any lines
that don't *need* to be changed.  Meaning: don't change any indentation.
Look at the output of 'git log -p -w' for your commit.  That is what
your patch should look like.


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