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Re: longlines-mode

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: longlines-mode
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 21:45:52 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>> - 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
>>   it?
> Good idea.
>> - 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.
> I'll play around with it and see how well it works.

Maybe it would be better to use the same glyphs as were recently
discussed on emacs-devel and implemented in whitespace.el?  Or simply
to enable whitespace-mode in longlines-mode (maybe with disabling some
options unnecessary for longlines-mode)?

Juri Linkov

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