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Re: Put hide-ifdef on menu-bar?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Put hide-ifdef on menu-bar?
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2008 13:27:25 +0100
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Also, Eclipse allows fringe elements which do not scroll with the
>     window contents.  This turns out to be pretty handy.
> I do not understand what that means.
>     For instance you could show the user the visible area of the current
>     buffer (relative to the size of the whole buffer) as a different
>     background color.
> That sounds like a scroll bar.  We have scroll bars.

But the scroll bar area can't have error markers.

>     In Eclipse you can see little blocks in the right-hand fringe
>     which represent errors, problems, etc, and you can click them to
>     jump to the corresponding point.
> I do not understand why you want these not to scroll with the text
> they apply to.

Because then they would be off-screen most of the time.  The idea is to
have all errors in the current buffer visibly indicated and quickly
reachable.  By distributing them in a scroll-bar like area corresponding
to the whole buffer, that becomes possible.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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