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RE: Another neat Eclipse'ism

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Another neat Eclipse'ism
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 09:44:28 -0700

> > On Thu, 19 Jun 2008 03:58:25 -0400 Paul Michael Reilly wrote:
> > 
> >> While I try to do most of my editing from Emacs, 
> occasionally I will
> >> find myself using the Eclipse Java editor.  One of the 
> more convenient
> >> niceties, in the absence of auto-fill-mode, is having the 
> print-margin
> >> displayed.  This is a useful feature in its own right, 
> i.e. show a 1
> >> pixel background line in Emacs where the right margin is set.
> >> Needless to say, I have not a clue how to implement it.
> > 
> > Not 100% the same but there is column-marker-mode available 
> (search the
> > emacswiki).  It will highlight a given column iff the line 
> is at least
> > that long.
> FWIW, column-marker.el is pretty cool but it pales by 
> comparison to the approach used in Eclipse.   The Eclipse
> solution is barely noticeable whereas the Emacs highlighting
> solution is very much in your face.


Some of the other aids are less in-your-face than col-highlight.el. Some are
"barely noticeable".

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