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

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Add M-x occur to the menu-bar
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 08:24:21 -0500

    I follow the behavior of compile.el, which is:

    - is the current buffer usable?  if yes, use it

    - else, if we were given a usable buffer, use that

Could you say more precisely what "given" means, here?
Do you by any chance mean next-error-last-buffer?  

If so, what is the user-level behavior caused by this?  Practically
speaking, if the user has done M-x compile and M-x occur, does this
get the compilation buffer or the occur buffer?  What criteria
control this choice?

    - else, look through all the buffer for a usable buffer

If there is more than one usable buffer, which one do you use?
Is it the compilation buffer, or the occur buffer?

That is a very important question, for usability.  The decision must
not be left to chance.  It needs to be made intentionally, and we need
to verify users are happy with the decision.

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