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Re: Native display of line numbers

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Native display of line numbers
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2017 17:28:01 +0300

> From: Mathias Dahl <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2017 23:32:13 +0200
> Cc: address@hidden
> > Emacs pioneered today's world where all this is unnecessary, and the
> > rest is history.
> Are you thinking now about the difference between line editors
> and... whatever Emacs is (screen editor?) And, wasn't Emacs too
> influenced by the limited display devices that existed back then? I
> understand this is not your main point here, but you mentioned it in
> your post, so... Not meaning to start an argument, by the way, I'm
> mostly curious on your thinking.

What I had in mind was the Emacs commands which accept prefix argument
to mean how many lines to move/copy/delete/whatever.  E.g., "C-u C-u C-n",
something AFAIK no other editor has to this day.

> > > Can you please add support for highlighting the current line number,
> > > using a different face (See the highlighted line number by nlinum on
> > > the right hand side)?
> > Is it really important? Why? do people really have difficulty finding
> > the line where point/cursor is?
> I think it is a useful visual help/guide and probably is extra useful
> when your cursor is not close to the left side of the window.

Given the responses, I guess we will need to have this sub-mode as well.

Thanks for the feedback.

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