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Re: Display-based word wrapping

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Display-based word wrapping
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 14:58:36 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

> What I'm questioning is whether it's truly a 3-state situation.  From
> the point of view of the redisplay engine, yes, it's just three
> different ways of wrapping.  But from the point of view of the Lisp
> interface, it may be more convenient to regard word-wrap and char-wrap
> are two different styles of line continuation, and to draw an additional
> distinction between line continuation and line truncation.  Because then
> the semantic role of truncate-partial-width-windows and
> toggle-truncate-lines would be unchanged: if lines are not truncated,
> they are continued, and the word-wrap variable determines how that
> continuation occurs.

Yes, I guess that makes sense as well,


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