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Re: xref and leaving "temporary" buffers open

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: xref and leaving "temporary" buffers open
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:24:58 +0300
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On 07/25/2015 05:07 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

The question is, should they be killed afterwards.

There are arguments either way, AFAIU, so perhaps make this a

That's a cop-out answer. Whichever value is the default, will influence the implementation (if the buffers are killed right away, they should be opened in a special way, otherwise, they must be opened normally, with all applicable minor modes).

If the buffers are killed, xref-query-replace will need to account for that, and not open too many buffers at the same time. I'm most likely missing other issues now.

Might be reasonable.  Again, if you are in doubt, let a user option
override that.

Please, let's stop with "implement every behavior a user might want". There are better things for a developer to spend time on. Unless a particular behavior is requested, a user option is premature.

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