Re: [code] Re: [textadept] Feature requests: buffer/tab management

From: Robert Gieseke <>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:08:02 +0200


Am 12/08/14 um 17:22 schrieb Joshua Krämer:
> Of course, the buffer representation in the UI should be synchronized.
> There would be one list of UI buffer representations, which would be
> reflected by the tab order and the buffer browser. This list
> (which could be called _BUFFERS_UI for example) would be available to
> scripts, too. In other words: There would simply be a layer of
> abstraction between the internal buffers and the UI. Generally, I
> think such a kind of abstraction is desirable. Program internals
> like the order of buffers in the memory should be hidden from users,
> instead, abstract objects should be provided in the UI that simply
> link to the internal equivalents. (Like you are able to sort and
> rearrange files in a filemanager freely, not being restricted to the
> file order on the hard disk.) However, I understand that the
> implementation of such an abstraction layer may not be easy if it was
> not intended in the beginning. Also, it would be a nice feature, but I
> think I can live without it.

in Textredux I added a sorted view in the "Switch Buffers" dialogue and
quite like it. It would of course be possible to have a different
sorting function (or toggle between different sorting functions) or even
"reorder" the buffers in such a text view.


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Received on Wed 13 Aug 2014 - 16:08:02 EDT

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