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Re: fill length of visual line mode

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: fill length of visual line mode
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 18:16:48 +0300

> From: Ivan Kanis <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:48:12 +0200
> I just enabled visual line mode today. I have started using it to
> display gnus article. I noticed that the fill happens at the width of
> the Emacs window. I set fill-column to 70 and I was expecting it to wrap
> there.

That's not how word-wrap was designed and implemented.  It works more
like Web browsers, i.e. it wraps at the window edge.

> There is a hack [1] by James Wright to make it work by expanding the
> right margin of the buffer's window.
> I don't feel it should be so complicated to customize this behavior.
> Would it be OK to code wrap at fill-column?

Not sure what you mean by your question.  Are you asking whether
patches to implement the wrap at fill-column will be accepted?  If so,
I'm quite sure the answer is YES.

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