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Re: Customizing the mode line

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: Customizing the mode line
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 20:02:17 +0100

On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 18:46, M Jared Finder <address@hidden> wrote:

> 1. Change mode-line-format to not include ANY explicitly propertized
> strings.  Use :eval and :propertize.
> 2. Remove condition branching in mode-line-format.  Just variables with
> formatting info should be there, put the branching in those variables.
> 3. Change the pretty-printer used by C-h v to somehow recognize that
> mode-line-format should be formatted with a newline after every element.
> 4. Change the customize option for mode-line-format to display it as a
> reorderable list, like c-mode-hook.

These are really good suggestions. 1 and 2 would go a long way towards
reducing the current pain.


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