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Re: Suggestions for mode-line-format changes

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Suggestions for mode-line-format changes
Date: 26 Aug 2002 01:41:47 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Bill White <address@hidden> writes:

> On Fri Aug 23 2002 at 11:33, Alan Shutko <address@hidden> said:
> > Personally, I think that the global-mode-string information is more
> > important to me than the modes, and this new change is exactly
> > opposite my priorities.  I think that most people would probably
> > agree with me.

I guess most users will agree that knowing the time is
important around lunch time and near the end of the day :-)

> >  Can we have a survey of some sort to decide whether
> > to keep this change?  (Right now, I yanked the entire mode-line
> > setup out of the old bindings.el, but that means I lose out on
> > actual improvements.)
> I'm with Alan.  Since time immemorial (or, like, 1992) I've looked at
> one place on the screen to get the time and date.  Now it's way over
> there somewhere, if I'm lucky and haven't done C-x 3.

Well for many years, I've looked near the end of the mode line for
the line and column number ... and they just moved too.

If they had sayed put, this would never have become an issue :-)

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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