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Re: Using longlines-mode on part of a buffer


From: tomas
Subject: Re: Using longlines-mode on part of a buffer
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 16:33:56 +0100
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On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 02:59:38PM +0100, Cecil Westerhof wrote:
> address@hidden writes:
> 
> >> I find longlines-mode very usefull. But sometimes I only want to use it
> >> on part of a buffer. Is this possible, or do I want to much?
> >
> > Note that AFAIK longlines-mode is in the process of being replaced by
> > visual-lines-mode (which version of Emacs do you have?). But this
> > doesn't answer your question, of course.
> 
> On the system where this editing takes place: GNU Emacs 22.3.1.

Ah, yes. It's longlines then.

> This does not have this command. I could look if it is possible to
> update it.
> 
> By the way the command is 'visual-line-mode' instead off
> 'visual-lines-mode'.

Oops -- you are right.

>                      I think 'visual-lines-mode' would be better.

The typo-generator within my brain seems to think likewise ;-)

> > Depending on what you want to do, Giorgios's proposal (narrowing) might
> > do the trick [...]

> > What exactly are you trying to achieve?
> 
> In the org-document I edit I use tables. I do not want those to be
> wrapped, because that does look bad. And in longlines-mode it went
> severall times wrong.

Yes, longlines-mode is a tad "robust" when inserting things and manages
to confuse other modes. Visual-line-mode seems to tread a bit lighter.

>                       And when editing the 'normal' text it would be
> nice to see the unwrapped tables.
> By the way I prefer longlines-mode, because this wraps at fill-column
> instead of at the right window edge.

I see. I think to remember that some discussion went about adding this
capability to visual-line-mode, but I can't find that. May be I dreamt
of this one.

Regards
- -- tomás
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