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How can I split view all buffers in vim with a distribution between vertical and horizontal? Is there a plugin?

I know how to make all buffers appear in either horizontal or vertical splits:

:ball
:vertical ball

But I want several to be vertical first, then, once a reasonable number have displayed, start creating a 2nd row below it: so a horizontal split. Then, continue the process so we end with tiled windows. Maybe if there are 7 buffers:

|| x | x | x ||
|| x | x | x ||
||     x     ||

Use Case

Let's say I want to use bufdo on all my buffers. I'd like to see the changes they are making as much as feasible. Even on a small screen, I could make 4 vertical splits above 4 horizontal ones, and see a little bit of each file. More than 9 buffers, and it's probably too small to read, so maybe there could be a vimrc-changeable setting for user preference of max number of splits, and/or perhaps some influence based on screen resolution or display width ability.

Beginning of an answer

Based on the answer here, I'm tempted start macro'ing that, and I can see that temptation turning into writing my first plugin. I just feel like surely this is a common enough desire to already have an existing plugin or solution.

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  • The question is not clear to me- what kind of layout are you trying to achieve? What do you man by "equal distribution vertical horizontal?"
    – Mass
    Commented Apr 24, 2022 at 15:48
  • Updated question for clarity. Apologies, I'm still not sure if it's clear, lmk.
    – Polo
    Commented Apr 24, 2022 at 16:13
  • Interesting question. You might be able to "watch" the changes if you disable lazyredraw; otherwise I recommend investigating them with another tool, like git diff or :help DiffOrig
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Commented Apr 26, 2022 at 13:34

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