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Re: fringe bugs and issues (and a couple display margin bugs)

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: fringe bugs and issues (and a couple display margin bugs)
Date: 22 Jan 2002 10:36:44 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1.50

>     It should be possible to get the emacs 20
>     behavior of not continuing the line, and placing the cursor in the
>     fringe when point is at the end of such a line.
> This must be a misunderstanding, because Emacs has never done this.

Don't forget that he calls continuation markers "fringes".  So yes,
Emacs-20 does do it.  I must say I like the idea of calling both the
fringes and the continuation markers "fringes" since there really isn't
any good reason to call them differently (unless the fringes are meant to
evolve into some other direction maybe).

> Emacs on ttys does not have fringes.  It uses a different method.

But the two methods do the same thing.  It just happens to be implemented
differently and to be visually slightly different.

> There are tremendous, and intentional, differences between the way
> redisplay works on window systems and how it works on ttys.  It would
> not make sense to try to unify them.  The difference between fringes
> and continuation markers is the least of them.

I think he only wants the behavior and naming to be unified.
Whether the code is the same or not is a secondary concern.


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