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Re: split window after entering view-mode: scroll length not adjusted


From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: split window after entering view-mode: scroll length not adjusted
Date: 27 Aug 2001 12:42:08 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

>>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Karl Eichwalder <address@hidden>
>> Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2001 20:19:05 +0200
>> 
>> "Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:
>> 
>> > This is a feature: the page size used by SPC and DEL does not change
>> > automatically when you resize the window.  Use `z' and `w' to update
>> > the page size as well.
>> 
>> Please, consider to change the default (for version 22 or something);
>> alway obey the rule of "less surprise".

Eli> view-mode emulates programs (such as Less) which behave in this way.
Eli> People who are used to that won't be surprised.

I resized a less version 358 window and SPC scrolled down by the correct new
amount.  Are there any other programs that do as you described?

I can't think of too many situations when I would resize a window, but
want it to scroll by a different amount than the new size.  Perhaps
this is a "skim over a document" method.  But then there would be a
more general method to startup this feature than a window resize.

I can think of many risks of a user thinking they've seen the
entire content of a file while in reality they've missed chunks.  I
cannot see how the default should favor the rare expert skimmer user.

I think the z and w concepts are probably meant for the expert who is
unhappy that the software is aware of the new window size or whatever;
not to alert the software that the window is resized.
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