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;;; zenirc-popup.el --- pop up zenirc buffer window on signal

;; Copyright (C) 1994, 1995 Noah S. Friedman

;; Author: Noah Friedman <>
;; Maintainer:
;; Keywords: extensions
;; Created: 1994-06-23

;; This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
;; it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
;; the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
;; any later version.
;; This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
;; but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
;; GNU General Public License for more details.
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;; along with this program; if not, you can either send email to this
;; program's maintainer or write to: The Free Software Foundation,
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;;; Commentary:

;; After loading this package, any signal detected by regexps in
;; zenirc-signal-alist will cause zenirc to check if the message was
;; visible in any of the windows on visible frames (or, if running emacs
;; 18, on the single X or terminal frame it supports).  If not, it splits
;; the largest visible window (according to various parameters; see the
;; variables below) and displays the portion of the zenirc buffer with the
;; most recently inserted message.

;; This is done rather than moving point in an existing window (if any
;; show the zenirc buffer at all) because it is assumed that if you are
;; elsewhere in the buffer, it is for a reason.  Likewise, it doesn't take
;; over other windows, but creates a new one.

;; This functionality can be disabled at any time by disabling
;; zenirc-popup-mode.  This variable can be made buffer-local, but it is
;; not by default.

;; You can also choose to create new frames instead of splitting windows.

;; Note that throughout this program, the Emacs "frame" terminology is
;; used.  Lucid never switched to the "frame" nomenclature adopted by Emacs
;; after the two sets of sources diverged; it uses "screen" instead.  To
;; ensure that this library works in both versions, this program uses its
;; own aliases for the various frame/screen operations.  However, all
;; variables and functions defined here use the Emacs terminology.

;;; Code:

(require 'zenirc)

(defvar zenirc-popup-mode t
  "*If non-nil, then display buried zenirc when messages appear.")

(defvar zenirc-popup-ratio 4
  "*Reciprocal proportion of a window to use up when splitting windows.
This value should be an integer greater than zero.

This variable is used to determine how much of an old window to use
for the new one.  The reciprocal is used, so a value of 1 causes the window
to appear full-screen, 2 makes the window half of the screen, 3 makes it
one third, etc.

See the documentation for the function `zenirc-popup-window' for more info.")

(defvar zenirc-popup-min-height (default-value 'window-min-height)
  "*Minimum height of popup windows, expressed as an integer.
When splitting windows, zenirc-popup-ratio is used to determined its size.
However, the actual height of the new window will be no less than the
number of lines specified by zenirc-popup-min-height or window-min-height,
whichever is larger.

If pop-up-windows is nil, no windows will pop up at all.

See the documentation for the function `zenirc-popup-window' for more info.")

(defvar zenirc-popup-available-frames 'visible
  "*Value used to determine which frames to search for buffer windows.

This variable determines which frames will be searched to see if a
buffer is already visible in a window.  It may be set as follows:

* If `t', then search all frames.
* If `nil', search only current frame.
* If `visible', search all frames which are visible
  (i.e. not iconified or completely obscured).
* If `0', search all visible or iconified frames.
* If set to a specific frame object, consider only that frame.
  This is useful if you have a dedicated frame for that process.

Multiple frames only exist in emacs 19; if using emacs 18, the value of
this variable doesn't matter.")

(defvar zenirc-popup-make-new-frames nil
  "*If `t' and it is possible to make a new frame to display buffer, do so.
The following conditions must be met in order to make a new frame:

* Both this variable and `pop-up-frames' must be non-`nil'.
* No other frame must currently have a window displaying the end of
  process output for the buffer in question.
* It must be possible to create new frames, i.e. in a window system
  and in a version of emacs which supports multiple frames.

If you enable the creation of new frames, you may also want to set
`zenirc-popup-available-frames' to `t' or `visible' so all interesting frames
can be searched first.")

(defun zenirc-popup-mode (&optional prefix)
  "Enable or disable window popups for a zenirc buffer.

A negative prefix argument disables this mode.
No argument or any non-negative argument enables it.

The user may also enable or disable this mode simply by setting the
variable of the same name.

This function does nothing to install window-popups for any process; it
only determines whether the popup routines will do anything if installed."
  (interactive "P")
  (setq zenirc-popup-mode (>= (prefix-numeric-value prefix) 0))
  (cond ((not (interactive-p)))
         (message "zenirc-popup-mode is enabled"))
         (message "zenirc-popup-mode is disabled")))

(defun zenirc-popup (object &optional mark)
  "Find a window displaying buffer with output from a process, or create one.
The following describes the arguments to this function:

* OBJECT (required)
  A process object, a buffer, or a buffer name.  If a process, the process
  should have a buffer associated with it where its output normally goes.

* MARK   (optional)
  A marker or a symbol of a variable containing a marker representing the
  end of the process output, which indicates what portion of the buffer it
  is desirable to see.
  Usually this will be the process-mark for the process associated with
  OBJECT; that is the default if not specified.  If no process exists for
  OBJECT and no marker is specified, the default is the end of the buffer
  associated with OBJECT.
  If MARK is a symbol, it may be a buffer-local variable containing some
  other arbitrary marker that will be assumed to be the end marker for that
  buffer.  This may be useful if you have buffers used to interact with a
  process, but which isn't the primary \"process buffer\".

If no windows currently display the relevant buffer, or some do but the
point of insertion for new output isn't visible in them (perhaps because
the window is scrolled to a prior region), zenirc-popup finds the largest
visible window and splits it, putting the buffer in the new window at a
point showing the new text.

`zenirc-popup-ratio' is used to determine how much of the old window to use
for the creation of a new one.  However, the actual height of the new
window will be no less than the number of lines specified by
`zenirc-popup-min-height' or `window-min-height', whichever is larger.

If `pop-up-windows' or `zenirc-popup-mode' are nil, no windows will pop up.
The former is an emacs-wide variable; the latter affects only this function."
  (let* ((orig-window (selected-window))
         (orig-buffer (current-buffer))
         (proc (cond ((processp object)
                     ((or (bufferp object)
                          (stringp object))
                      (get-buffer-process object))))
         (buffer (cond ((processp object)
                        (process-buffer object))
                       ((bufferp object)
                       ((stringp object)
                        (get-buffer object))))
         marker pop-up-p found)

          ;; marker symbol, zenirc-popup-mode, and other zenirc-*
          ;; parameters may be buffer-local, so do everything in the
          ;; context of the potential buffer to be popped.
          (set-buffer buffer)

          (setq pop-up-p (and zenirc-popup-mode pop-up-windows))
          (setq marker (cond ((null mark)
                              (process-mark proc))
                             ((markerp mark)
                             ((symbolp mark)
                              (symbol-value mark))

            (walk-windows (function (lambda (win)
                                      (and (not found)
                                           (eq (window-buffer win) buffer)
                                           (<= marker (window-end win))
                                           (>= marker (window-start win))
                                           (setq found t))))
                          nil zenirc-popup-available-frames)

             ((and (not found)
                   (boundp 'pop-up-frames)
                   (fboundp 'zenirc-make-frame))
              (zenirc-popup-frame buffer marker))
             ((not found)
              (zenirc-popup-window buffer marker))))))
      (select-window orig-window)
      (set-buffer orig-buffer))))

;; This function should only be called when the popup-buffer is
;; current; otherwise, buffer-local zenirc-* parameters may not be in
;; effect when referenced.
(defun zenirc-popup-window (buffer marker)
  (let* ((bigwin (if (fboundp 'zenirc-make-frame)
                     (get-largest-window zenirc-popup-available-frames)
         (min-height (max window-min-height
         (ratio (cond
                 ((and (natnump zenirc-popup-ratio)
                       (> zenirc-popup-ratio 0))
                 ;; Choose some ratio too big to be useful.
                 (t (window-height bigwin)))))

    (split-window bigwin
                  (min (- (window-height bigwin) min-height)
                       (- (window-height bigwin)
                          (/ (window-height bigwin) ratio))))

    (select-window (next-window bigwin 'no-minibuf))
    ;; Must use switch-to-buffer to make permanent selection of buffer
    ;; to display in new window.
    (switch-to-buffer buffer)
    (goto-char marker)
    (recenter -1)))

(defun zenirc-popup-frame (buffer marker)
  (let ((frame (zenirc-make-frame))
        (orig-frame (zenirc-selected-frame)))
    (zenirc-select-frame frame)
    (set-buffer buffer)
    (goto-char marker)
    (recenter -1)
    (zenirc-select-frame orig-frame)))

(defun zenirc-signal-popup (proc string)
  (let ((orig-buffer (current-buffer))
          (set-buffer (process-buffer proc))
          (setq marker zenirc-process-mark))
      (set-buffer orig-buffer))
    (zenirc-popup proc marker)))

;;; Ensure smooth operation in both Emacs and XEmacs/Lucid.
;;; Don't just alias frame equivalent functions because that may
;;; potentially confuse other programs.

(cond ((fboundp 'make-frame)
       ;; Emacs 19
       (defalias 'zenirc-make-frame         'make-frame)
       (defalias 'zenirc-select-frame       'select-frame)
       (defalias 'zenirc-selected-frame     'selected-frame))

      ((fboundp 'make-screen)
       ;; XEmacs
       (defalias 'zenirc-make-frame         'make-screen)
       (defalias 'zenirc-select-frame       'select-screen)
       (defalias 'zenirc-selected-frame     'selected-screen)))

(provide 'zenirc-popup)

(zenirc-add-hook 'zenirc-signal-hook 'zenirc-signal-popup)

;; zenirc-popup.el ends here