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Re: Line-wrapping of 80 character long lines

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Line-wrapping of 80 character long lines
Date: 02 Dec 2002 22:23:31 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

address@hidden (Kai Gro├čjohann) writes:

> 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.

Also, there's no guarantee that there is a right fringe, or whether it
has sufficient width to show a cursor.  But for most uses, I think it
makes good sense to display the cursor in the fringe.

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

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