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Re: Line-wrapping of 80 character long lines


From: Henrik Holm
Subject: Re: Line-wrapping of 80 character long lines
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 17:48:14 -0600
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Kai Gro├čjohann writes:

> Henrik Holm <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > 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.
> 
> The problem is where to put the cursor.  When point is at the end of
> the line, where do you display the cursor?

Ah, I see.   Didn't think of that.

> 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.

Any one of these would work... although, personally, I'd be leaning
towards the 'vertical bar'-solution.  Is it possible to have the cursor
as a vertical bar in this particular case and as a box anywhere else?

Henrik




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