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41610Re: "window tabs" and "frames/pages"

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  • Bram Moolenaar
    Feb 3, 2006
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      Benji Fisher wrote:

      > On Fri, Feb 03, 2006 at 02:44:26PM +0100, Bram Moolenaar wrote:
      > >
      > > At first there will be no local-to-tab options. It will make things
      > > quite complicated, thus hopefully we can avoid them.
      > >
      > > Note that it's very easy to come up with all kinds of extra things once
      > > you have tabs. But I really want to keep the number of options and
      > > commands to a minimum. We have more than enough of them already!
      > While discussing design issues for tabs, I think we should also
      > think about multiple gwindows (that is, windows in the GUI sense) for
      > gvim. From the user's point of view, a separate gwindow is a lot like a
      > separate tab that is displayed differently. A lot of the same issues
      > come up: should :windo and :bufdo act on the current tab/gwindow or on
      > all of them; which options should, by default, stick with a single
      > tab/gwindow; is there a separate command history for each tab/gwindow;
      > etc.
      > If you add up the votes for tabs and multiple gwindows on
      > http://www.vim.org/sponsor/vote_results.php
      > (which is not to say that this is actually justified) you get the second
      > most popular RFE. I am not suggesting that we tackle both right now,
      > just that we pay attention to common issues.

      There is one important difference: with multiple tabs you still have
      only one command line. With multiple toplevel windows you will have
      multiple command lines. That creates a lot of issues that aren't easy
      to tackle... Also, having multiple Visual areas, multiple states, etc.
      It's probably easier to run gvim twice and have them communicate.

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