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Re: longlines-mode and visual-line-mode

From: Leo
Subject: Re: longlines-mode and visual-line-mode
Date: Sun, 31 May 2009 18:55:09 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

On 2009-05-31 18:03 +0100, Miles Bader wrote:
> Also of course, because longlines-mode _modifies_ the buffer to do it's
> thing, it's more dangerous, far less efficient (think of a large
> buffer...), and far more likely to interact in unforseen (and likely
> bad) ways with various modes...
> -Miles
On 2009-05-31 18:17 +0100, Deniz Dogan wrote:
> I think Miles explained it pretty well...  longlines-mode does roughly
> the same thing by actually modifying the buffer contents.  It's rare
> to actually see this break anything, but I've experienced myself when
> blogging from Emacs using, among other things, Muse.  longlines-mode
> is simply the wrong thing to use now that we have real word-wrapping
> with visual-line-mode and word-wrap.
On 2009-05-31 18:21 +0100, David Reitter wrote:
> Try using a variable-width font, perhaps with at least some lines in a
> larger font, as in AUCTeX's latex-mode (section headings) - you should
> notice missed or over-eager line breaks in longlines-mode.
> Also, try editing a sufficiently large file, and then resize the
> window - you may notice slowness in longlines-mode.

I have now seen the difference. Thank you, Deniz, David and Miles.

> Is there still a need for longlines? We may want to get rid of it,
> using some aliases to switch users to using word-wrap.

I also think longlines should be marked obsolete for 23.1.


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