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bug#28648: Make mode-line number display consistent when both line and c
bug#28648: Make mode-line number display consistent when both line and col numbers are shown.
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 21:20:46 +0300
> From: Robert Weiner <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:45:01 -0400
> Cc: address@hidden, Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> We had "Ln Cn" kind of display in Emacs 21 and before, and we changed
> that to the current display in Emacs 22.1 (the change itself is from
> Aug 2002).
> Was there any particular rationale for this?
Yes: the "Ln Cn" display was deemed "quite annoying to look at".
Sounds familiar? ;-)
You can read the entire thread here:
(most of it is not about this particular change).
> I offered my rationale for this change above; can't we debate the merits
> rather than that we changed it long
It just sounds strange to me to go back on a change, when no one AFAIR
complained about that change.
bug#28648: Make mode-line number display consistent when both line and col numbers are shown., Robert Weiner, 2017/09/29