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Re: Patch: Syntax and Hard Newlines

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Patch: Syntax and Hard Newlines
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 01:03:32 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     > It is impossible for anything like Longlines mode to do that.
>     > That would require a feature implemented entirely within redisplay.
>     Actually, applying a `display' property of "\n" on some spaces, using
>     overlays that also have a `window' property would make it possible.
>     Maybe impractical, tho ;-)
> This would have the disadvantages that I described before,
> for doing this in redisplay: editing commands would treat
> those apparent line-breaks like spaces.

There is an Elisp library that switches the line-based movement key
sequences to appropriately modified commands.  I think that most other
stuff would not be minded by the user.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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