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Re: Mode-line customization.

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Mode-line customization.
Date: 06 May 2004 16:43:16 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 01:59:16PM +0200, Kim F. Storm wrote:
> > > Personally I think CVS*1.21 is a bit too ugly to be worth it.
> > 
> > Ugly, but for that reason also more legible.  
> Actually my concern is that visually, it's _less_ legible -- you
> really want something that acts a bit like whitespace surrounding
> the numbers, and both `-' and `:' serve that purpose -- but `*' is a
> much more dominant character.

Which is an advantage.  It took me several weeks to months to notice
and figure out the subtle difference between CVS-1.21 and CVS:1.21.
It is something that escapes the casual user completely.  CVS*1.21 not
only uses the same meme as the buffer modification flag, it is also
much more apparent.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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