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Re: completion buffer - unsuitable column width

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: completion buffer - unsuitable column width
Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2009 09:21:43 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.91 (gnu/linux)

> OK, perhaps we could use something like
> (if (assq 'default face-remapping-alist) 79 (window-width))
> to cover at least the case that I've encountered.

I'm not sure it's worth the trouble.

> A grep over the source, looking for (window-width), reveals other
> suspicious uses.

No doubt.  This is just another instance of the long standing problem
that all/most of the code presumes fixed-width fonts (and of a single
width shared by all fonts) as was the case in Emacs<21.

> "window-buffer-width", giving the average (expected) number of columns in
> a window for text in the default face applicable to the buffer shown in
> a given window.

Yes, that could help.


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