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Re: Fringes again

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: Fringes again
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 10:54:10 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090007 (Oort Gnus v0.07) Emacs/21.2.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> writes:
>> I've now implemented one approach below.  It makes the user interface
>> of fringe.el similar as mouse-avoidance-mode.el.  Is this OK?
> I like that much better.
> Perhaps `left' and `right' should be called `left-only' and `right-only'
> to emphasize what they do (when I first looked at the choices, and saw
> `left', I immediately thought `left what?' -- even though I already knew
> what to expect!).

Yup, fixed.

> I also think it would be clearer to use `both' instead of `default',
> but that would actually be a slight misnomer, since the implemenation
> actually does just revert to the default, and that might make the name
> wrong if the default is ever changed.  What do you think?

It would be a misnomer when the new per-buffer or per-window code gets
added which makes it possible to fine-tune the fringe.  OTOH I kind
off like both better as well, but I think default is safer.

>> It is consistent with how `toggle-scroll-bar' and `scroll-bar-mode'
>> already behaves.  The docstring and the prompt triggered by invoking
>> `toggle-fringe' and `fringe-mode' should now be clear.  Is this OK, or
>> can you suggest alternative names?
> Well, I like the prompting behavior better, and Richard approved the
> name `toggle-fringe', but I'm not sure the name `toggle-fringe' makes
> much sense if it doesn't actually `toggle'... :-(
> One alternative would be to use the name `set-fringe-mode' to set the
> per-frame fringe style -- this is also consistent with existing
> practice, e.g., `set-default-font', `set-background-color', etc., and
> with this name, prompting for a value actually make sense.  :-)

I changed it to set-fringe-style.

> A last niggling point is that the (interactive ...) prompting code
> should probably be put into a function, since it's duplicated in two
> commands now...

Right, done.

Does anyone have any opinions on the attached code?

I have one remaining question: How do you find out the default fringe
width?  Right now it is hard coded to 10.

Attachment: fringe.el
Description: application/emacs-lisp

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