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Re: display.texi: (<line>,<col>) isn't documented.

From: Nick Roberts
Subject: Re: display.texi: (<line>,<col>) isn't documented.
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 20:48:24 +1200

 > >     Maybe this confusion arises from the fact that currently numbers are
 > >     displayed in the order reverse to usual, where the first number in
 > >     a pair of coordinates corresponds to the x-axis (Columns), and second -
 > >     to the y-axis (Lines).
 > >
 > > That is a good point.  Do people think we should swap them?
 > Please don't.
 > When I introduced the new (L,C) format, I looked at a number of other
 > text editors, and they all have line number followed by column number.
 > So that is the conventional sequence.

I agree.  It is confusing, but note that order is not reverse to usual because,
as David Kastrup pointed out, the 'y' axis points downward.  If you think of
the display as a matrix, then the conventional order *is* row-column (Aij).
However, I think the format should change, because (L,C) looks like a

Nick                                           http://www.inet.net.nz/~nickrob

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