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bug#14964: 24.3.50; doc of `compare-window-configurations'


From: Josh
Subject: bug#14964: 24.3.50; doc of `compare-window-configurations'
Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 12:53:02 -0700

On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 9:57 AM, Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 4:49 PM, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>> Yes, I am hoping exactly that.  His work with desktop.el will apparently use
>> Lisp-readable representations of sets of frames.  I hope this will be
>> applied/extended to the frame-configuration functions, so we can optionally
>> get Lisp-readable frame configurations (with the same properties and
>> interfaces as we have now).

> So, what do you expect of "Lisp-readable frame configurations"? A Lisp
> readable frame configuration is not very different of a desktop
> frame-state, and any function that serializes it will necessarily do
> something similar to desktop-save-frames (details of output format can
> vary, of course). Which differences are you're interested in? (Other
> than the currrent API of desktop-save-frames being currently not very
> reuse-friendly, I mean.)

There's a very nice library called Workgroups for Windows[0] that can
persist window and frame configurations across sessions (and much
more, with a few of the more interesting features appearing only in
the "Experimental" branch).  It might be interesting to look at its
approach to these and similar questions.

Josh

[0] https://github.com/tlh/workgroups.el





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