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Re: suggested feature -- console-mode frame title sets Xterm title

From: Martin Pool
Subject: Re: suggested feature -- console-mode frame title sets Xterm title
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 18:01:01 +1000
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On 14 Oct 2003, Miles Bader <address@hidden> wrote:
> Martin Pool <address@hidden> writes:
> > The problem is in the next paragraph: 
> > 
> >     `FN' is actually the frame's name.  You can also specify a
> >     different name if you wish, and you can select a frame by its
> >     name.  Use the command `M-x set-frame-name <RET> NAME <RET>' to
> >     specify a new name for the selected frame, and use `M-x
> >     select-frame-by-name <RET> NAME <RET>' to select a frame according
> >     to its name.  The name you specify appears in the mode line when
> >     the frame is selected.
> > 
> > 'F%d' would no longer be the frame's name.
> What about just changing `select-frame-by-name' to first check the given
> name against a list of `real names', and then if none match, to see if it's
> of the form F%d, and if so select a frame by number.
> I get the feeling that almost nobody would use the current meaning except
> in interactive use (as a handy way to skip directly to a given frame), so
> the above workaround would satisfy most people that use that feature.
> Adding `select-frame-by-index' might be useful too, but I think the main
> concern here is existing users that are used to using select-frame-by-name.
> The above sort of compatibility hack might serve as a gentle introduction
> to using meaningful names for frames (it even usually picks good
> defaults)... :-)

That sounds good to me.  Let's see what people who the feature say.


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