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Re: Display-based word wrapping

From: Lennart Borgman (gmail)
Subject: Re: Display-based word wrapping
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 22:54:27 +0200
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Chong Yidong wrote:
"Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden> writes:

Chong Yidong wrote:
I have been studying Kim Storm's display-based word wrapping code.  I
believe it's pretty safe, and suitable for inclusion into the Emacs 23
release (probably turned off by default).

The original patch included a `wrap-column' variable, but I'd like to
modify this to use `truncate-lines' instead, as shown below.  This would
mean that word wrap always uses the right window edge as a wrap column.
Any objections?
Yes, I would find this quite impractical to not have a
wrap-column'. I do not want to resize windows just to edit text in a
comfortable way.

Introducing a wrap-column variable is almost exactly the same as
changing the window width, or equivalently the right fringe width.  I
don't see the advantage in further complicating this part of the code to
introduce a new way to do the same thing.

I thought it would be similar to fill-column, but I am beginning to see your point.

It would be easier, for example, to introduce a separate patch that
automatically adjusts the right fringe so that the editable area has a
certain width.

From a users point of view I think it is essential that it is easy to turn this on/off.

(Wouldn't it also make it impossible to use the "darkroom" editing
some people have suggested?)

I don't know what this is about.

Here is a description, it is about distraction-free writing:


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