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Re: Format=flowed and Gnus (was: Multilevel colouring of quoted text...)

From: J.B. Moreno
Subject: Re: Format=flowed and Gnus (was: Multilevel colouring of quoted text...)
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 11:36:48 -0400
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Per Abrahamsen <address@hidden> wrote:

> address@hidden (J.B. Moreno) writes:
> > Yeah, I fired it up and noticed that it [auto-fill-mode] didn't handle
> > deletion's (didn't check to see what it does with additional
> > insertions).
> There is maniac.el which does this, but it is just sick.

Then someone should fix it, IMNSHO, this is a basic editor feature, I
wouldn't use an editor for anything but programming that didn't flow

Being able to give a command that recognizes the quote prefix and
rewraps a paragraph is fine, but I wouldn't want to give it everytime I
deleted or inserted a word.

> > Not necessarily -- if it's optional (i.e. the user knows to turn it off
> > when it's not appropriate) then there's no inherent reason why the
> > results should be bad.
> But it would be an option which make no visible difference for the
> user himself, and may have surprising effect on other people.  

You're probably right -- even if it was added (before the editor handled
it right), it couldn't be a default option and few (if any) people would
actually turn it on.

> > Like I said in another post, I'd recommend this to the people working on
> > the editor, but don't know which group that would be.
> That'd be gnu.emacs.bug, but a real flowed text display mode is needed
> anyway to support the common text format on Win32 and MacOS.

(Thanks, I've crossposted this there)

I'd say it's needed everywhere, and not just under Win32 or MacOS.

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