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

From: Thomas Hühn
Subject: Re: display.texi: (<line>,<col>) isn't documented.
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 17:45:08 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

"Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:

>> . (34,67) and 34:67 are not clear about which is
>>   horizontal and which is vertical.
> No, but many files have much more lines than columns, and it's really
> just a convention. Once you've used it for a while, it's automatic.

Also, "a line forward" is usually considered a bigger change than "a
character forward". In "usual" writing systems at least.

If you are looking for a specific position you first locate the correct
line and then the character in this line.

In analogy to writing down numbers (higher-value components come first),
lines should be first.

Unless Emacs goes the step to some totally writing-system-agnostic
editor where writing from top to bottom (or the other way around) is
just as easy as from left to right.


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