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Re: linum.el -- Display line numbers to the left of buffers

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: linum.el -- Display line numbers to the left of buffers
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 00:41:05 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.96 (gnu/linux)

Leo <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2007-03-24, Drew Adams said:
>> Sometimes, a newer Emacs version offers features that are difficult
>> to reproduce in older versions. If a library depends on such a
>> feature, then there is no reason for it not to also use other new
>> features. But, if other things are equal, why not make the library
>> available to more users, by foregoing new features that are not
>> really needed and exploited as such?
> Another way of looking at it is that it will get more users to use the
> newer versions of emacs and help with the development and testing. I
> see no reason not to do that.

I agree.

Possible improvements:
- Put the line number in the left display margin.
- Use a smaller font for the line numbers.

Making such improvements would be much easier if the package
was targeted for GNU Emacs 22.

Kim F. Storm

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