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bug#17831: 24.4.50; bad default value for `Man-width'

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#17831: 24.4.50; bad default value for `Man-width'
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:30:50 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

> If it's not possible to increase the default chunk size to call
> process-filter less often (e.g. now for `M-x man RET bash' it's called
> 90 times), then some users might want to disable this using a new option
> like `Man-sync'.  OTOH, since most of man pages are much smaller,
> maybe this is not a problem.

I wouldn't worry 'bout it for now.  And this is not a problem specific
to M-x man.

> But still the users need an indication that the formatting
> is not finished.  grep/compilation and vc display a string
> like "waiting..." or "compiling..." in the mode-line, so
> man.el could display in the mode-line "formatting..."

Sound fine,


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