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Re: C-n and C-a

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: C-n and C-a
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2009 03:45:45 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>>>> word-wrap-mode
>>> But this is a misleading name: the issue is not how lines are wrapped
>>> but how motion command behave.  So visual-line-mode is a much better
>>> name in this respect.
>> visual-line-mode is no less misleading - in addition to enabling visual
>> motion commands it also enables word wrap mode.  And there is no way
>> to enable visual motion commands without enabling warping text at
>> word boundaries.
>> These are two separate features amalgamated into one mode.
>> I think we should provide a way to toggle them separately.
> I'd tend to agree.  I (setq-default word-wrap t) in my .emacs, FWIW.

This would be a good default for most users since most editors enable
word wrap by default.

Juri Linkov

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