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Re: Fringes again

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Fringes again
Date: 21 May 2002 08:37:14 +0900

Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> writes:
> I'm not sure if there was any consensus in the last discussion, but at
> least there were some voices that wanted it to be possible to disable
> the fringes from the menu (I remember Richard said it at least).
> So, how about if I commit this?

Um, please no.  You appear to have ignored most of the arguments.

The menu entries are probably uncontroversial because they allow
choosing from a set of different styles.

However, you've retained the simple toggling version of `M-x fringe-mode',
and there seemed to be a reasonable concensus that the M-x command
shouldn't just turn off the fringes, but rather should do something like
prompt for a fringe style.  There were several good ideas presented.

Why not implement one of those?

Another criticism is that you define a command called `toggle-fringe'
who's distinguishing feature is (apparently) that it only affects the
current frame -- if this is the case, it should probably reflect that in
the command name.

Granted there are plenty of functions that only affect the current frame,
but don't have a name that says so, but it really is a bad idea to define
two `similar' commands, one affecting all frames, and the other affecting
only the current one, and to distinguish between them only by choosing two
different-but-apparently-equivalent names.

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