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[Bug-wget] [RFC] Reverse scrolling direction

From: Darshit Shah
Subject: [Bug-wget] [RFC] Reverse scrolling direction
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:43:11 +0530
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

A couple of days ago, Giuseppe suggested (on IRC) that maybe we should reverse the direction in which the filename in the progressbar scrolls.

His reasoning was that the last part of the file is the most important for most people / use cases. This use case is recursive retrieval where once you're a couple levels deep, actually knowing the filename could be difficult with the current scrolling mechanism.

I've attached a patch which reverses the direction of the scrolling. The patch is currently only a proof of concept and will be changed and cleaned for the final version. However, I'd like everyone's views on the direction of scrolling and how it looks reversed. I believe that after reversing it, the progress bar may be more useful in a recursive retrieval, but looks a lot worse.

My suggestion is to add another option to the --progress=bar switch, something like this: --progress-bar:rtol and --progress=bar:ltor for switching between the two scrolling styles, with rtol (Right to Left) being the default.

Thanking You,
Darshit Shah

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