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Re: Quit and Close Emacs Special Windows

From: Ergus
Subject: Re: Quit and Close Emacs Special Windows
Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 03:31:10 +0200
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Hi Stefan:

As "this behavior" I mean that pressing q effectively closes the buffer instead of keeping it around in the buffer list. When working in big projects with too many files usually there are too many *-...-* buffers (magit, compile, man, logs...). And the user needs to keep closing them constantly (with C-u q or explicitly)
This is not only annoying some times (for example for rotating buffers with C-x right) but also is somehow unnatural for term users who are used to call ex. man from the terminal and quit quickly to continue.

On June 30, 2020 7:04:57 PM GMT+02:00, Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
I have been reading this site:


and I am wondering why we don't provide an option to enable this
behaviour by default in some cases without needing the "hack" in the
link. It doesn't seems to be too complex to implement right?

What do you mean by "this behavior"?

I just tried

emacs -Q
M-x compile
..select the compilation window...

and sure enough I was back to a single-window setup.
So, IIUC we already provide "this behavior".

I know it is just a detail, but in some cases (like when using man or
compile mode, or reading a function documentation, or after executing
magit commands) it doesn't make sense to keep the buffer in the buffer
list after pressing q in 90% of the times.

I don't understand the connection with the previous paragraph.


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