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Re: Mode-line customization.

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Mode-line customization.
Date: 07 May 2004 10:49:38 +0900

David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
> Which is an advantage.  It took me several weeks to months to notice
> and figure out the subtle difference between CVS-1.21 and CVS:1.21.
> It is something that escapes the casual user completely.  CVS*1.21 not
> only uses the same meme as the buffer modification flag, it is also
> much more apparent.

The problem is that it makes it harder to read the version number,
which is important, and just generally, stuffing it in there seems bit
... kludgey.  It may also be less nice with other version-numbering
schemes, e.g., in arch the modeline-version looks something like:

If this is actually important (I'm not convinced really), I'd much
prefer something like a variation on what Kim suggestion, e.g.:


(changing the - to : as well, to clue in traditionalists).

Or, theoretically with arch:  **Arch-468[devo--0]

Putting it _before_ the VC name make it even easier to see than an
embedded `*' or one which follows, and interfere less with the actual
contents of the VC version string.  Doubling it makes it even _more_
obvious, and as you pointed out, reinforces the analogy with the
buffer-modified indicator.

My spirit felt washed.  With blood.  [Eli Shin, on "The Passion of the Christ"]

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