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Re: Variable-width font indentation

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Variable-width font indentation
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2018 20:35:05 +0200

> Cc: address@hidden
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2018 09:52:28 -0800
> If the objection is that different blocks of code are indented 
> differently (e.g., an if-part might be indented slightly differently 
> from the corresponding then-part), then I agree that might irritate some 
> users. However, the irritation is quite small to me, and I imagine it 
> wouldn't bother other users much either

Well, it bothers me a lot, to the degree that I don't think it could

> Of course other display algorithms are possible, but I haven't seen any 
> other improvement proposed for variable-pitch fonts that is nearly as 
> simple and easy to understand. Simplicity is a virtue here.

Simplicity is a virtue if it gets the job done.  This particular
suggestion doesn't, IMO.

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