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Re: vc-mode-line

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: vc-mode-line
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2010 01:04:24 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> I will take care of fixing that, but while at that, I'm surprised that
>> the characters selected to express the various statuses have such a
>> small mnemonic value.  `-' would be much more appropriate for removed
>> files, and locally added files should use `+' rather than `@'.  How
>> entrenched are the current indicators? is it possible to change them,
>> or will that cause massive breakage elsewhere and/or user outcry?

> Even more useful would be to replace this with something more like
> mode-line-format that allows the user to extend the information
> displayed.

There are also long-standing requests to use faces (rather than only
special chars) to indicate the VC status of the file.


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