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Re: pretend wrapped lines aren't


From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: pretend wrapped lines aren't
Date: 23 Feb 2002 09:22:40 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

>>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Dan Jacobson <address@hidden>
>> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
>> Date: 22 Feb 2002 04:55:22 +0800
>> 
>> I am editing a file with lines oh, 300 characters long, thus wrapped
>> several times on the screen.   I must maintain this format, but I want
>> to use the familiar ^P ^N and up and down arrows keys to navigate
>> around the screen in a what you see is what you get fashion,
>> pretending that the lines aren't wrapped, e.g. ^P will take me to the
>> character directly above on the screen, even though I might only be
>> moving 80 chars leftwards on the same line in reality.  I wonder if
>> emacs has a mode to allow us to fool ourselves thusly, if we wish.

Eli> No, there is no such mode at this time.  The only option you have is
Eli> to turn on truncate-lines and use the automatic horizontal scrolling.

Kevin says apparently there are several out there.  Also including

Deepak> i heard there is (kai's?) longlines.el that does this..

therefore with so many "underground" packages to do the same thing,
could you please pick one to become an official part of GNU Emacs, and
thus reach one of the goals of free software, of eliminating
duplication of effort.

Eli> (Btw, I think such questions belong to gnu.emacs.help, not to this
Eli> news group, since you are not reporting a bug.)

Well, every so often I am bothered by a lack of a basic functionality
so much that I 'elevate the problem' gnu.emacs.bug.  The customer was
alarmed so much that he just had to bypass the clerks and
attendants...  he felt that, "oh no, I know, they are going to offer
me some more morphine [underground packages] instead of fixing the
basic problem [no official package to this very day.]"
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