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word-wrap feature for indented text

From: David Reitter
Subject: word-wrap feature for indented text
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 14:45:44 -0500

I'm passing on a suggestion from a user for indentation when using word-wrap.

I know this has been suggested but deferred back when word-wrap was implemented.

I would propose to tie indentation to a syntax-specific variable set by major modes, so that indentation can occur, for example, after every \item set in latex-mode, or after lines starting with "- " in text-mode, or "* " in wikipedia-mode. [The current auto-indentation function in auto-fill-mode, adding a new "- " before every line rather than indenting it, has proven more annoying than useful in my own use. But that's another issue.]

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From: William Henney <address@hidden>
Date: 18 February 2009 14:24:14 EST
To: address@hidden
Subject: [Aquamacs-devel] enhancement to word-wrap feature for indented text
Reply-To: Development of Aquamacs Emacs <address@hidden>

Dear Aquamacs devs

I do very much like the new(ish) soft word-wrap feature in Aquamacs.
It is a big improvement on the old longlines mode.

What would make it even better would be if it preserved the whitespace
indentation of the line. That is, instead of the buffer showing this:

  |     An indented long line |
...|that is wrapped            |

it would instead show this:

  |     An indented long line |
...|     that is wrapped       |

Note that '|' indicates the borders of the editing window and '...' is
the continuation mark in the gutter.

Does this sound like a sane suggestion?




 Dr William Henney, Centro de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica,
 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Campus Morelia

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