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From: Reiner Steib
Subject: longlines-mode
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 18:44:40 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/22.1.90 (gnu/linux)


I'd like to propose some changes to longlines-mode:

- The default off `longlines-show-hard-newlines' should be changed to
  t.  When set to nil, there's soft and hard newlines are
  indistinguishable.  I tried longlines-mode several times, but I
  found it very hard to use until I discovered this option.

- The default value of `longlines-show-effect' is
  (propertize "|\n" 'face 'escape-glyph).

  `M-x customize-variable RET longlines-show-effect RET' should allow
  to change only the character (e.g. `|' -> `¶' = "PILCROW SIGN",
  "PARAGRAPH SIGN", i.e. keep the properties.

  Maybe splitting string and face would make it easier to customize

- As the "old name" of `¶' ("PILCROW SIGN", old name: "PARAGRAPH
  SIGN", U+00B6, 0xB6) indicates, this symbol might be more suitable
  as a default in `longlines-show-effect'.  Disadvantage: Is isn't an
  ASCII character, but I'd guess that > 99% users of Emacs 22+ can
  display it fine.  As `¶' is more visible than `|', we might want to
  use a smaller font as well.

Bye, Reiner.
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