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Re: Another neat Eclipse'ism

From: Paul Michael Reilly
Subject: Re: Another neat Eclipse'ism
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 07:36:29 -0400
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Drew Adams wrote:
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
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".

Agreed. In particular, vline mode with a suitable face is a reasonable solution.


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