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Re: Why is there no M-x word-wrap?

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Why is there no M-x word-wrap?
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:34:48 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1 (gnu/linux)

Deniz Dogan <address@hidden> writes:

> As I understand it, the right way to turn on so called word wrapping
> in Emacs is by doing (setq word-wrap t).  This isn't very
> user-friendly in my opinion.
> Why is there no command named `word-wrap' which toggles this mode?  It
> can really throw newbies off telling them to do M-: (setq word-wrap t)
> and if that's not enough, I find it kind of annoying myself.

Users probably want to use M-x visual-line-mode, which apart from
enabling word-wrap also redefines commands to act visually.  I added a
note to the docstring of word-wrap.

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