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Re: display.texi: (<line>,<col>) isn't documented.

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: display.texi: (<line>,<col>) isn't documented.
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 21:44:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     I'm not sure what's so good about this, since "(561,2)" needs just as
>     much space as "L561 C2" and seems less consistent.
> I think I thought it would be more natural as a way to state
> two-dimensional coordinates.

I think it is much more legible.  One tends to parse L and C as part
of the number.  But it is hard to say what to do when either may be

Maybe something like 561: and :2 and 561:2 ?  That's visually
formatted, pretty understandable (also has some relation to error
message formatting), and even more compact.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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