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Re: Variables for easy customization

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: Variables for easy customization
Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2021 06:39:19 +0000

Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> writes:

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>   > > I'd suggest "Prose" rather than "Text".
>   > >
>   > >         Stefan "who has been known to consider replacing `text` with
>   > >                 `prose` in `text-mode` and `lisp/textmodes`"
>   > What about all the people using Emacs to write poetry?  Won't anybody
>   > think of the poets?
> I had the same reaction, but you beat me to it.
> Seriously, shouldn't poetry and prose be treated alike,
> in regard to editing with Emacs?

Shouldn't on the contrary, prose differ from poetry as prose doesn't
have as strict of a "structure" while poetry e.g. has to preserve line
breaks (fill-paragraph shouldn't break the visual representation of a

        Philip Kaludercic

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