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Re: NS: ns-expand-space / slider in Preferences dialog not functional

From: Adrian Robert
Subject: Re: NS: ns-expand-space / slider in Preferences dialog not functional
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 09:53:35 +0200

On Mar 9, 2009, at 2:17 AM, YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu wrote:

I don't understand what is the justification of introducing an
NS-specific variable that overlaps with an existing
platform-independent feature.  Aren't you still in the mood that you
are making a private distribution?

On Mar 9, 2009, at 4:46 AM, Miles Bader wrote:

It's kind of a bad idea to introduce new features in a release, if you
think they'll soon be obsoleted.  Why not try to get things right for
this release, and avoid later compatibility headaches?

I don't have any personal agenda here except that I like the feature as a user. The "expand-space" feature has been in the NS code for 10 or more years. I didn't introduce it. For the past few years that I've maintained it on sourceforge, I have however enjoyed the feature greatly myself. I never knew about line-spacing in core emacs or if I did it was not of interest to me because I'm usually interested in shrinking not expanding lines. I wish it were available for the times I use emacs on X or W32.

But now that the situation is what it is I stand by what I say above: it doesn't interfere with anything in core emacs (as it is / should be additive with line-spacing), users benefit from it, and others can use it to try and see whether it's something that would be worth having on X and W32. There's no benefit to removing it.

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