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Re: the menu Options / Truncate Long Lines in This Buffer not working co
Re: the menu Options / Truncate Long Lines in This Buffer not working correctly
Thu, 10 Apr 2008 21:26:00 -0700
Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:
> Dan Nicolaescu wrote:
> > > I'm not sure whether one should go further and define a new command
> > > linked to the toggle, that if needed makes
> > > truncate-partial-width-windows buffer-local and sets it to nil, before
> > > setting truncate-lines appropriately.
> > IMO, that would be TRTD, it would make the menu keep its promise to
> > toggle truncating long lines in the buffer.
> I don't think a menu toggle can ever work right. The problem is
> controlled by two variables, and you would never be able to get back
> to the initial state, unless you made it rather complex.
Is getting back to the initial state important? Just toggling correctly
seems more important, as long as the menu entry is a toggle. From the
user point of view there are 2 visible states: lines are / are not
truncated. The fact that emacs has more complexity than that underneath
is just an unfortunate detail... (Obviously this is all IMO)