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doc for indicate-empty-lines is misleading


From: Eric Hanchrow
Subject: doc for indicate-empty-lines is misleading
Date: 15 Nov 2002 09:38:58 -0800

The doc as written implies that blank lines which are part of the
buffer get a bitmap, but in fact it's only those (window) lines that
*aren't* part of the buffer that get the bitmap.  I thus propose this
rewording:

  cd /usr/local/src/emacs-cvs/man/
  diff -wu /usr/local/src/emacs-cvs/man/display.texi.\~1.66.\~ 
/usr/local/src/emacs-cvs/man/display.texi
  --- /usr/local/src/emacs-cvs/man/display.texi.~1.66.~ Tue Aug 27 17:55:11 2002
  +++ /usr/local/src/emacs-cvs/man/display.texi Fri Nov 15 09:38:00 2002
  @@ -683,14 +683,17 @@
   @vindex default-indicate-empty-lines
   @cindex empty lines
   @cindex fringes, and empty line indication
  -  Emacs can indicate empty lines at the end of the buffer with a small
  -image in the left fringe of the window (@pxref{Fringes}).  To enable
  -this feature, set the buffer-local variable @code{indicate-empty-lines}
  -to a address@hidden value.  The default value of this variable is
  -controlled by the variable @code{default-indicate-empty-lines}; by
  -setting that variable, you can enable or disable this feature for all
  -new buffers.  (This feature currently doesn't work on character
  -terminals.)
  +  Emacs can make blank lines at the end of the buffer easy to notice
  +by placing a small image in the left fringe of the window, on each
  +window line that is @emph{past} the end (@pxref{Fringes}).  Thus
  +window lines that ``belong to'' your buffer lack those fringes, and
  +are easy to notice; in particular, blank lines at the end of the
  +buffer stand out clearly.  To enable this feature, set the
  +buffer-local variable @code{indicate-empty-lines} to a address@hidden
  +value.  The default value of this variable is controlled by the
  +variable @code{default-indicate-empty-lines}; by setting that
  +variable, you can enable or disable this feature for all new buffers.
  +(This feature currently doesn't work on character terminals.)

   @node Follow Mode
   @section Follow Mode

  Diff finished at Fri Nov 15 09:38:37

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