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Re: C-n and C-a

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: C-n and C-a
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2009 11:04:45 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

> First, it adds a new prefix map bound to `C-x l' for line-oriented
> commands, and rebinds `count-lines-page' to `C-x l p'.

I don't think we should make this change now.  Maybe after the release.

> `toggle-word-wrap' is a new command.  Actually it's just a copy of
> `toggle-truncate-lines' that operates on the variable `word-wrap'
> instead of `truncate-lines'.  By analogy with `default-truncate-lines'
> it also adds a new variable `default-word-wrap'.

This seems OK.

> The default value of `word-wrap' is changed to t that is the most
> expected default value nowadays as most editors do.  This eliminates
> the need to enforce enabling word-mode in `visual-line-mode'.
> The essential point of `visual-line-mode' is only to turn off
> `truncate-lines' since otherwise it makes no sense.  The doc string
> now says so.

We should not make this change now, but we can do it after the release.
At that time, someone needs to systematically go through Emacs and see
if any major modes need to bind word-wrap to nil (word wrap sometimes
gives sub-optimal results, e.g. in buffers that contain very long

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