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Re: Better handling of window margins

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: Better handling of window margins
Date: Sun, 06 Dec 2015 16:29:01 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/24.5 (darwin)

>>>>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> Now we are talking about going even farther into the fantasy land, and
> imagine packages that also want to control the order with which their stuff
> is displayed in the margins. Sounds like over-engineering to me, but if
> someone can show such packages, perhaps it's not fantasy after all.

If the driving force behind this discussion is the inability of linum.el and
darkroom.el to play together, then I'm simply OK with them being incompatible
at this stage in Emacs' development.

I would much rather we solve the general case of dealing with window display
overall -- solving the multi-margin problem en passant -- than to invent new
APIs for a specific use case.

It's OK if some things don't work -- even if it feels like they should. It's
better to wait for the right solution, then to scramble for an immediate

John Wiegley                  GPG fingerprint = 4710 CF98 AF9B 327B B80F
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