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Re: line-move-visual never set to nil?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: line-move-visual never set to nil?
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2008 17:08:30 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>> Especially novice users will be confused by this defaulting to nil.
> We shouldn't place special emphasis on novices, but I think that it's
> generally a better default, indeed.  As a matter of fact, the OP's
> request wasn't really complaining about this default, but about the fact
> that he expected visual-line-mode to affect it.  Maybe the docstring
> should refer to line-move-visual to clear the confusion.

Another solution is to merge the two variables into a single 3-state option.
That would clear up the confusion much more effectively.


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