41640Re: "window tabs" and "frames/pages"
- Feb 6, 2006On Sun, Feb 05, 2006 at 03:30:30PM -0600, Gautam Iyer wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 04, 2006 at 10:38:15AM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:Good point: if multiple windows are implemented by having more
> > On Fri, Feb 03, 2006 at 07:54:18PM +0100, Bram Moolenaar wrote:
> > > to tackle... Also, having multiple Visual areas, multiple states, etc.
> > > It's probably easier to run gvim twice and have them communicate.
> > Agreed, I often work with multiple gvim windows for instance.
> > But an easy way to start up another gvim from one in execution would be
> > a real plus.
> Well for me the real plus of having multiple windows is to "detach"
> tabs! Would that be easy to implement if you have multiple gvim
> instances communicating?
> If you do manage to do this with multiple gvim instances communicating,
> then I'm hoping that tabs (and buffers) can be somehow magically moved
> between console vim instances (which is all I use anyway!).
> But yes, I'm all for multiple windows and (detachable) tabs!
communication between different instances of vim, there is no need to
insist on gvim.
Design issues: this would force a lot of decisions on us. The two
instances of vim would have separate histories (search, command-line,
jumps, etc.); global options changed in one would not affect the other;
new mappings, commands, etc. defined in one would not affect the other.
Is this what we want? It should be possible to do the equivalent of
making a session file and loading it, so that the two instances start
off in the same state.
Implementation issues: I am not really competent to discuss this,
but I suspect that the main difficulty would be allowing two instances
of vim to share a buffer.
OT: is it possible in Mozilla to detach a tab, so that the web page in
the tab gets its own window?
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