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bug#18589: Why is the the longlines package obsolete?

From: bruce . connor . am
Subject: bug#18589: Why is the the longlines package obsolete?
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:40:09 +0100

On 30 Sep 2014 19:19, "Stefan Monnier" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > However, from what I understand, visual-line-mode isn't capable of wraping
> > lines to be shorter than window width, which was one of longlines' features.
> You can get the same result by fiddling with the window margins or by
> splitting your window. 
> Of course, by virtue of working differently, it might provide some
> functionality which visual-lines-mode can't provide.  But "lines shorter
> than the window" is not really one of them.

In my case, I managed to make longlines-mode wrap text while not wrapping equations (LaTeX-mode). I also got it to indent wrapped lines correctly. Both of which you can't do if you take the "change the margin" approach.

I understand this is a very specific hack, and doesn't justify unobsoleting the package. But for the record, the code can be found here.


Artur Malabarba

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