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

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: display.texi: (<line>,<col>) isn't documented.
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 08:12:21 -0700

How about:

 column only   -   67x
 line only     -   234y
 line & column -   67x234y


. Few characters (no wasted space).

. It's clear which is horizontal and which is vertical.

. x and y are much more universal than L for "line"
  and C for "column". No need to translate.

. Lowercase makes the units stand out from the digits.
  The descender on the `y' makes it easy to spot and
  disambiguate. (compared with L,C - and l,c suffers
  from confusing l with 1)

Disadvantages of other proposals:

. (34,67) and 34:67 are not clear about which is
  horizontal and which is vertical.

. :67 and 234: take longer to parse, to figure out
  which is horizontal (vs 67x and 234y).

. Using (234,67) for both horizontal and vertical, but 234L
  and 67C for one only is more complex, less consistent.

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