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RE: About column numbers

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: About column numbers
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 10:46:16 -0700 (PDT)

> > 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..

We should start with column 42. ;-)

> >> 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...

Modernize schmodernize. ;-)  Every new idea is not
necessarily a great idea.  And every recently expressed
idea is not necessarily new.

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