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Re: visual-line-mode and line wrapping

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: visual-line-mode and line wrapping
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 10:04:29 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> Also, it would be nice if one could bound the width used for wrapping so
> that when a window becomes wider than a certain size, the wrapping width
> would stick at some maximum -- this is because extremely wide paragraphs
> can be hard to read.  Similarly, when windows become narrow than some
> width, it would be nice if wrapping actually respected some _minimum_
> width, so that you don't end up with the text in a single narrow
> vertical line (the text is probably unreadable either way, but at least
> with the bounded-width version, you can get a more sensible idea of the
> document structure).

I'd be fine with a "wrap-width" if it's a buffer-local variable that
completely overrides the window-width wrapping, so that the wrapping is
purely determined by the buffer and not by the window.
This would mean that in narrow windows, long lines would be wrapped
*and* truncated.


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