How can the "compilation" experience in Emacs be reverted to the behavior of a vanilla emacs installation when using doom emacs?

As a long time user of "vanilla" Emacs, I am too used to the previous behavior, and I find myself getting frustrated when, for example, I cannot just switch back to a compilation window which I expect to be the "previous" buffer.

  • Onde difference I observed between vanilla Emacs and Doom Emacs with respect to the *compilation* buffer is that Doom makes the window that displays the that buffer a dedicated window that may only display the contents of *compilation*. They probably had a reason for doing that, and I would hesitate to change it without understanding why they did that.
    – g-gundam
    Nov 8, 2022 at 18:41
  • @g-gundam I myself remember finding it annoying that only allowed a single *compliation* was possible at any time. I can therefore imagine the new behavior to be seen as an improvement. Unfortunately, I'm just too used to the previous behavior. Nov 10, 2022 at 15:48
  • It looks like Doom did that by providing a custom function to compilation-buffer-name-function. This makes me wonder... Although you want to be able to get to the *compilation* buffer with previous-buffer or next-buffer, would you be open to using a custom function with a custom keybinding to get there instead?
    – g-gundam
    Nov 10, 2022 at 21:45


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