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Re: Two column editing

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: Two column editing
Date: Tue, 5 May 2020 18:53:25 +0900

> On May 5, 2020, at 18:48, Noam Postavsky <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Tue, 5 May 2020 at 00:46, Jean-Christophe Helary
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On the user list, Emanuel Berg suggested that I look at the code to find 
>> examples.
> There's a minimal (one line) example in the docstring of 2C-split:
> First column’s text    sSs  Second column’s text
>                       \___/\
>                        /    \
>   5 character Separator      You type  M-5 C-x 6 s  with the point here.
>> First question: what am I missing ?
> I think you're missing the prefix argument.

Yes, but, the manual says:

"F2 s or C-x 6 s looks for a column separator, which is a string that appears 
on each line between the two columns. You can specify the width of the 
separator with a numeric argument to F2 s; that many characters, before point, 
constitute the separator string. By default, the width is 1, so the column 
separator is the character before point."

So if the default is 1 my 1 character wide TAB should do the trick, shouldn't 
it ?

Just out or curiosity I tried M-1 C-x 6 s and the same thing happened.

Jean-Christophe Helary
http://mac4translators.blogspot.com @brandelune

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