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Re: Form feeds in source code

From: Pete Dietl
Subject: Re: Form feeds in source code
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:02:05 -0500

Alright I concede. As long as people are getting use out of them and they are not vestigial, then they have reason to stay of course. 

On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 2:57 PM Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> wrote:
> From: Pete Dietl <petedietl@gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:33:58 -0500
> Cc: bug-make <bug-make@gnu.org>, Edward Welbourne <edward.welbourne@qt.io>, paul@mad-scientist.net
> Would it also be a reasonable request then to add in vim markers for custom folding or indentation/formatting
> directives?

Why not?

> Also, the space between form feeds sometimes goes well beyond a typical terminal screen. For instance in
> variable.c, there is one at line 178 and the next is on line 301 and then at 448. Those are probably not
> particularly useful for anyone (correct me if I'm wrong).

The "page" doesn't have to fit on a screen.  Those markers serve as
page delimiters, where each "page" covers one of the subjects covered
by the entire file.  So these markers are for easy movement between
these parts of the file, not for displaying them in their entirety on
the screen.

Think about chapters in a text document -- these markers separate
such "chapters", and Emacs offers commands to move to the Nth next or
previous "chapter".

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