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Re: longlines-show-hard-newlines - should not the default be t?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: longlines-show-hard-newlines - should not the default be t?
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 20:26:20 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

"Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden> writes:

> Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
>> Lennart Borgman (gmail) writes:
>>  > Stefan Monnier wrote:
>>  > > add a paragraph-icon in the fringe of the few lines that do not wrap.
>>  >  > But will it not be much harder to see to which line the fringe
>> belongs?
>> That's why when God created Fringes, Right *and* Left did He create
>> them.  Put it in the left fringe (except in Hebrew and Arabic, of
>> course!)
> Yes! But creation is not finished and that is why he gave us the
> ability to choose, create. And actually I think using the left fringe
> for this would be a mistake. I think most human beeings expect to find
> line feeds to the right. Even though that is a human mistake it would
> be another not to take this into account.

We already made the default scroll bar placement to the left because
texts and text work tends to be left-justified.  Yes, it is contrary to
the normal expectations, but as long as it has a noticeable benefit,
that has not kept us from improving Emacs.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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