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

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: display.texi: (<line>,<col>) isn't documented.
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2007 10:11:46 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Maybe this confusion arises from the fact that currently numbers are
>     displayed in the order reverse to usual, where the first number in
>     a pair of coordinates corresponds to the x-axis (Columns), and second -
>     to the y-axis (Lines).
> That is a good point.  Do people think we should swap them?

Please don't.

When I introduced the new (L,C) format, I looked at a number of other
text editors, and they all have line number followed by column number.
So that is the conventional sequence.

Some examples  (line 123, column 45):

VIM:      123,45  
Emacs 21: L123  C45
Word:     Ln 123  Col 45
Nedit:    Line 123   Col 45

It is also consistent with grep and compiler output:

file:123:45 ...

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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