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Re: visual-line-mode and line wrapping

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: visual-line-mode and line wrapping
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 22:33:14 +0200

On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 9:53 PM, Leo <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 2010-05-24 20:31 +0100, Chong Yidong wrote:
>>> Using fringes or margins (now that I have tried it and I can imagine how
>>> Lennart implement his mode) are all workarounds and they are not much
>>> different than opening up a frame with the desired width but then it is
>>> a waste of screen estate and it has impact on productivity.
>> Implementing a wrap margin creates exactly the same waste of screen
>> estate.  Functionally, the two are equivalent.
> It might be the case for that buffer alone but the experience would be
> different if you consider other activities while editing that buffer ie
> switching to buffers, splitting windows etc. See this screenshot:
> http://imagebin.org/98184. Basically I want to be able to put a cap on
> the line length so that it won't go insanely long and make reading
> painful.

It seems like you think you are missing something in my
implementation, but I found it hard to understand exactly what you are
missing. Could you perhaps explain?

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