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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 19:28:10 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

> Some people have said that it is obvious that line comes before column. I
> don't see why that's obvious, but if most people think it is, then there is
> nothing wrong with (12,25).

Because larger quantities are usually written first. hour before minute
before second and so on.

> 12:25 can be confused with a time. 12-25 can be confused with a range of

That's true. And in the english-speaking world it is also used for
specifying chapter and verse in the Bible. Although you wouldn't really
expect Emacs to suggest useful Bible parts in the status line, so
there's no real danger of confusion. :-)


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