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RE: Add M-x occur to the menu-bar

From: Marshall, Simon
Subject: RE: Add M-x occur to the menu-bar
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 17:07:24 +0100

I must admit I don't have a strong preference; given the level of
ignorance here with many emacs users over (a) M-x grep and, in
particular, (b) M-x occur and (c) C-x ` etc., I had also thought of the
following.  Perhaps it's also worth throwing this suggestion in.  

I think M-x grep and M-x occur should have as similar a UI as possible.
I've always found it baffling that if you are in a *grep* buffer you get
a Compile menu with entries like "Next Error" to go to the next match.
I've always found it annoying that C-x ` works for *grep* but not for
*Occur*.  (I guess M-x grep is closer to M-x compile for historical
implementation reasons.)

Make the existing Grep entry into a submenu of Tools, like this:

        List Matching Lines
                In Buffer                       # In Buffers... WBN one
                In Files...
                Goto First Match
                Goto Previous Match
                Goto Next Match
                Stop Searching

Where the Goto entries process either the current buffer (if a *grep* or
*Occur* buffer) or, otherwise, the most recently created/used *grep* or
*Occur*.  The Stop entry can be active only if a grep has been invoked.


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Stallman [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: 12 September 2003 15:04
To: Marshall, Simon
Subject: Re: Add M-x occur to the menu-bar

I tend not to think that M-x occur is worth a space there, so I don't
want to add this.  However, if people generally think it should be
I will go along.

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