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Re: Native display of line numbers

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Native display of line numbers
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:51:56 +0300

> Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:38:38 +0000
> Cc: address@hidden
> From: Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden>
> > (I'm surprised that someone could be sensitive to one less column with
> > today's large screens, especially after giving up several columns for
> > the numbers.)
> My screen is 240 characters wide.  Split that into three follow-mode
> windows, and those windows are 79, 79, 80 wide.  With much code being "a
> bit less than 80" wide, that extra space might make for quite a few more
> continued lines.

The line numbers are displayed using a distinct face, so you can
customize that face to use a smaller font and get back your extra
column, or at least part of it.

> The extra space at the rim of the monitor does kind of stand out rather,
> though.

I actually find numbers flushed all the way to the left uglier, but
that's me (and is not the reason why I usurped that column).

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