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Re: please make line-move-visual nil

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: please make line-move-visual nil
Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 22:02:21 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.93 (gnu/linux)

> I'm coming back to this thread because I just tried the new pretest
> (, where the default value of `line-move-visual' is t.

> This is insane, IMO. The default value is t even in formatted modes
> such as Buffer Menu and Info. It is t even in code modes such as
> Emacs-Lisp. If you use `define-derived-mode' to define a new mode from
> scratch - a mode that has no parent mode, it has value t in that
> mode. It has value t everywhere, by default.  This makes no sense.

> If you absolutely feel the need to make the default value be t for
> modes such as text-mode, which (you are convinced) are likely to
> benefit from it, then do so.  But PLEASE leave the rest of Emacs
> alone, by default. This is a bad choice for Emacs - please
> reconsider this.

We've talked it over repeatedly.  Add (setq line-move-visual nil) to
your .emacs and live happily ever after.


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