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

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Add M-x occur to the menu-bar
Date: 14 Mar 2004 03:04:10 +0100
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     I'm not opposed to adding this as a future option, but I don't want to
>     complicate the intentionally simple interface to next-error (set
>     next-error-function and next-error-last-buffer, that's it).  I think a
>     list of buffers would complicate life for users and developers alike,
>     without adding much functionality.  It would be especially bad for
>     backward compatibility, which RMS insists on.
> There's a misunderstanding here.  I am not saying this change must be
> entirely "backward compatibility".  The intended feature, making
> next-error handle Occur buffers, is an incompatible change, but that
> is ok.
> Rather, the point is to get the behavior for choice of buffers
> that will *seem right and convenient to the user*.
> Someone pointed out that the stack idea might not really offer much
> benefit, though.

IMHO, we should just try this without the stack approach.
If it turns out to work sub-optimal, we can improve it later.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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