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bug#27717: other-window when there is no other window

From: martin rudalics
Subject: bug#27717: other-window when there is no other window
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2017 10:28:24 +0200

> C-x o runs the command other-window.
> Alas, if there is no other window, it does nothing.
> It doesn't even print a message "no other window". BUG!
> Better yet in this case would be just switch to an other buffer (the
> same buffer that switch-to-buffer asks the user about, but without
> asking the user.)
> And only if there is also no other buffer, then print the message.

The documentation of ‘other-window’ contains the sentence "COUNT zero
means do not skip any window, so select the selected window."  which
clearly indicates that "doing nothing" is a valid action in this case.
C-x 5 o behaves in a similar way.

Admittedly, saying that ‘other-window’ does "Select another window in
cyclic ordering of windows." is misleading.


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