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Re: Fill column indicator functionality

From: Ergus
Subject: Re: Fill column indicator functionality
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2019 23:04:54 +0100
User-agent: NeoMutt/20180716

Hi again:

I have been checking the display engine and the commits to add the
display-line-number functionality. With this, it really looks much
simpler to implement the version of the vertical line (character at
column X).

Do you still think not worth it to try a simpler implementation where the
only specification is the column number and the character to use? (And
probably the face). Not shown when the line is longer or when the window
is narrower.

If someone can advise or start with this I will be very happy to help. I
think that the there is a lot to gain and nothing to lose. This is a
basic text editing functionality. Many text/code editors have it and
there is not any reason we can't replicate it.

And we should improve firstly the editor functionalities, because that's
the reason people starts using emacs, later they discover the rest; but
the first it is, is a text editor.

On Thu, Feb 07, 2019 at 04:31:00PM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
From: "Basil L. Contovounesios" <address@hidden>
Cc: John Yates <address@hidden>,  Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>,  Emacs developers 
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 01:41:04 +0000

Having said that, I appreciate that the design and implementation of
this will be non-trivial, as there are many decisions to be made and
circumstances/options to be supported.

This doesn't have to be non-trivial, if we are smart enough not to
over-specify the feature.

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