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Re: Feeling lost without tabs


From: Dan Espen
Subject: Re: Feeling lost without tabs
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:33:53 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> writes:

> Dan Espen <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> I just feel the best one should be the default.
>> Could be ibuffer or some other xbuffer is the best,
>> but electric is better than the default (IMO).
>
> Perhaps it would make sense to merge some or many of
> those projects if they are so similar. In principle I
> don't mind lots of stuff doing more or less the same
> thing, and especially if it is very ambitious projects
> such as web browsers, mail clients, and so on, they
> don't have to be different even in principle because
> the complexity will add so many big and subtle
> differences anyway. However, for seemingly small
> projects like this one has to wonder if there isn't
> reinvention of the wheel going on. It wouldn't be far
> fetched for the users of one to miss out the features
> of another, and being oblivious to this as this perhaps
> isn't discussed so often - it is such a low profile
> thing, look the same, do seemingly the same things -
> not likely to stir controversy or be the focus of the
> discussion particularly often.

I agree.  Way too many buffer thingies.
It's like each time someone comes up with an improvement
we get a new one instead of the original gaining the new
features and everyone benefiting.

-- 
Dan Espen


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