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Re: Native display of line numbers

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Native display of line numbers
Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2017 17:26:59 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> I'm not sure either.  One possible use is when using a build process
> disjoint from Emacs which gives error and warning messages on a
> terminal.  It may be easier to find the pertinent lines if the line
> numbers are displayed prominently.  But this is speculation, nothing
> more.

I think this is more popular nowadays also because of all those screens
that are so short yet so large that you don't really know what to do
with the horizontal real-estate (while suffering from a lack of
vertical real-estate).


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