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bug#5042: 23.1; linum-mode gives incorrect line numbers with narrowed b
bug#5042: 23.1; linum-mode gives incorrect line numbers with narrowed buffers
Wed, 23 Dec 2009 13:44:31 -0800
> Mark wrote:
> > That might be a good idea. Would an absolute override be better
> > than a toggle? E.g., a positive prefix uses absolute and a negative
> > prefix uses relative to start of restriction.
> I don't think so. Given the option's value, there already is a
> default behavior, which makes one of your cases unnecessary. IOW,
> there is no override for one of the two possibilities - the default
> behavior already corresponds to the
> requested one.
> If a given user prefers, in general, to use absolute numbering or
> relative numbering, then s?he would set the option to reflect
> that. Then s?he need only use `C-u' for the minority of times when
> s?he wants the alternative behavior.
> FWIW, I do this kind of thing in some of my own code. Given the
> ability to customize the default behavior, I see no reason for also
> being able to specify the _default_ behavior explicitly via a
> particular prefix arg.
> If, on the other hand, you were anticipating non-interactive use,
> then I'd say that in that case all that's needed is to let-bind the
> variable (option) to give it the value you want currently.