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bug#2588: 23.0.90; Man buffer improperly formatted - wrong width


From: Chong Yidong
Subject: bug#2588: 23.0.90; Man buffer improperly formatted - wrong width
Date: Sun, 08 Mar 2009 12:08:49 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> AFAICS, we started setting COLUMNS in the environment because on some
> GNU/Linux system, under X, not setting it would result in over-long
> lines.  To avoid that with pop-up-frames, we could set COLUMNS to the
> value 80.  For a frame that is not yet created, 80 sounds like a
> better default than the width of some other frame/window.

Right, and this handles the case where the selected frame is abnormally
wide.  But suppose the selected frame is the normal width, and has a
width of 200.  The default-to-80-columns would do the wrong thing.

I think we could use default-frame-alist to guess the number of columns.






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