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Re: About column numbers

From: Angelo Graziosi
Subject: Re: About column numbers
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 19:28:59 +0200
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Il 30/03/2016 17:21, Eli Zaretskii ha scritto:
From: Angelo Graziosi <address@hidden>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:33:31 +0200

When the option about column numbers is enabled, the column numbers
start from "0" (zero). In other words, when the cursor in in the
top-left corner of the buffer, the mode line displays


line number   : 1
column number : 0

Why columns start from 0 (zero) and not 1 as for lines? Would it be
better (1,1)?

Why is it a problem for column number to start at zero?  Emacs always
worked like that.

Yes, I know.. this is not a fundamental, but why that "unnatural" convention? I don't know other editor/IDE which uses columns from zero..

If not, I would suggest to change this in Emacs.. or to add some
settings to change this..

Then you'd need to change every interface that accepts or returns
column numbers, like move-to-column, posn-at-point, etc.  Is it really
worth it?

what a pity! It would be an opportunity to modernize a bit Emacs...

Anyway it was just a suggestion...


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