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Re: Assignment of misc packages for emacs

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Assignment of misc packages for emacs
Date: 23 May 2002 16:08:21 +0900

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
> Whether it is bold or underlined is just a matter of how
> we define the face that it uses, right?


>     One point about this style: I tried with both one and two spaces as
>     separators following the commas, and I found it much more readable with
>     two spaces.
> Do you feel it needs two spaces *and* a comma?

Yes.  I tried the various other combinations, and while nothing really
looked _bad_, comma-space-space seemed the best.

The reason, I think, is that it emphasizes the fact that what's being
displayed is a list of separate entries -- the comma basically suggests
`list', and the wide whitespace suggests `separate'.  Using just
comma-space makes the menu look like a list of _words_ (an effect which
obviously gets worse if any label actually contains multiple words), and
using just space-space looks somehow not list-like enough.

So I think comma-space-space is the best, but that space-space is
better than comma-space.

> What about if we delete the spaces around the ='s, as Mario Lang
> suggested?

I don't like it, since it makes it harder to quickly identify which is
the key and which is the label.

>     Is there any reason we couldn't make it call out to lisp to do the
>     formatting?
> It's ok with me if someone finds it easy to do.

I'll look at it.

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