When using the emacs lisp debugger, if I

  1. invoke it
  2. change the window configuration
  3. invoke it again (most likely by hitting a breakpoint through the d command)

my changed window configuration disappears, and it reverts back to the window configuration I had in step 1.

I would like this not to happen. Is this possible?

  • I do not know whether debug allows to switch off saving the windows configuration. But it is easily possible in edebug by toggling the menu item Edebug → Options → Save Windows. I like edebug much more than debug because it feels more like other debuggers like gdb. But I know that there are people here on Emacs.SE who like debug better than edebug. So I do not know whether switching to edebug is a viable choice for you. – Tobias Jan 8 '20 at 5:00
  • I think you need to give a more precise recipe, including how you invoke it initially and, especially, how you change the window configuration. Perhaps show some code. – Drew Jan 8 '20 at 5:07
  • See similar question emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/51532/… – muffinmad Jan 8 '20 at 9:57
  • @muffinmad It seems this is a duplicate of that question. However, that question didn't get answered---the answer literally says why the requested functionality is dumb. – extremeaxe5 Jan 11 '20 at 15:34

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