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Re: new compile command doesn't coalesce errors on the same line

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: new compile command doesn't coalesce errors on the same line
Date: 29 Mar 2004 00:00:39 +0200
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address@hidden (Daniel Pfeiffer) writes:

> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> skribis:
> >     > What if I then type C-x `?  Will it got to the following error,
> >     > or will it move down until it finds an error I have not yet visited?
> > 
> >     That is exactly the distinction made by the compilation-skip-visited
> >     option. You can have one behaviour or the other.
> > 
> > Now I understand.  The doc string was not clear to me.
> > 
> > I am now certain that setting compilation-skip-visited to t is NOT the
> > right way to handle consecutive errors on one source line.  It has
> > other effects that I would not want.
> > 
> > So compilation-skip-visited's default should remain nil,
> > but we need another feature to recognize consecutive error messages
> > on a single source line and disregard all but the first of them.
> > 
> > Would you please implement that feature?  There could be an
> > option to disable it.
> Sure, but I'm still not clear on what contiguous should mean.  What if there
> are ten contiguous mentions of a location, but the *compilation* window is
> only five lines high?

Make it larger temporarily.  That's what happens to the minibuffer in
similar cases.  Of course I have no idea how to achieve that.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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