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Re: Feeling lost without tabs


From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Feeling lost without tabs
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:18:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Robert Thorpe <address@hidden> writes:

> There's much more reuse than you think.  The normal
> Emacs buffer list, the one tied to C-x C-b is
> list-buffers'.

I was thinking from the user's perspective. For
example, I did some configuration to the
Buffer menu [1] - perhaps those exact things are already
in some of the other alternatives, that I didn't know
of?

>From the developer's perspective, I would think that
they know what alternatives are already there.

Nonetheless, code that does (more or less) the same and
looks the same doesn't have to be a case of reuse. It
is possible it was just written the same, twice! Also,
even if it is reused, it can be a slim line between
(proper) reuse for some slightly different purpose and
(improper) reuse which is actually
duplication/redundancy.

I didn't study the code like you did, so I'm not saying
what is the case here - it may be, it isn't in any way
as I describe it.

On the other hand, the only thing that seem to differ
(that has been mentioned so far) are the keys and the
way the windows behave. Isn't that typically something
that should be configurable, not reasons to fork?

As for the selection feature that Dan mentioned, that
seems like something that is generalizable and would
benefit all solutions in this category.

[1] http://user.it.uu.se/~embe8573/dumps/buffer_menu.png
    http://user.it.uu.se/~embe8573/conf/emacs-init/buffer-menu.el

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