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Re: Line-wrapping of 80 character long lines

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Line-wrapping of 80 character long lines
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 17:50:13 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.3.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

Henrik Holm <address@hidden> writes:

> I really like the feature of Emacs 21 and higher, that the fringes are
> used instead of the \ character to indicate when a line has been
> wrapped.
> However, there is one part of this behavior that I find a bit
> misleading:  If a line is exactly 80 characters, it gets "wrapped"
> -- even if it is not needed. (This applies of course when my Emacs
> window is 80 characters.  If the Emacs window is narrrower, for
> instance 20 cols as in the example below, the behavior will be
> similar.)

The problem is where to put the cursor.  When point is at the end of
the line, where do you display the cursor?

One solution is to be able to display the cursor in the right
fringe.  Another possibility might be to display the cursor as a
narrow vertical bar to the right of the last character.

~/.signature is: umop ap!sdn    (Frank Nobis)

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