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Re: Native line numbers, final testing

From: Richard Copley
Subject: Re: Native line numbers, final testing
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2017 19:37:10 +0100

On 4 July 2017 at 19:24, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> From: Alex <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Richard Copley <address@hidden>,  address@hidden,  address@hidden,  
>> address@hidden
>> Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2017 11:50:44 -0600
>> Here's an attempt at a relevant macro:
>> C-n C-d 1
>> C-p DEL 0
>> C-b
>> This replaces the character at point to 0, and the one below it to 1.
>> Now go into xdisp.c and set display-line-numbers to t:
>> M-g c 2960
>> C-17 C-n
>> C-x e
>> Notice that it's the previous columns that are changed, and not the
>> current column.
> Isn't that the same issue we were discussing lately, with C-n keeping
> the horizontal coordinate?

Yes, it seems to be. I think Alex's recipe does support my opinion
that this behaviour (unpredictable column position after vertical motion)
is, to a degree, in some respects, undesirable. (The keyboard macro
I suggested completely failed to support my point.)

It's just my opinion. (It was a response to your request for opinions.)

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