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Re: Variable pitch text filling

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Variable pitch text filling
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 21:29:31 +0200

> From: Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org>
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 20:23:25 +0100
> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
> >> I think we're going for 6 typical characters for the "U:--", which
> >> is four separate typical character widths.
> >
> > So the last one should have a larger min-width.  Doesn't that solve
> > the problem?
> No?  If the ":" becomes twice as wide, that won't affect the min-width
> of the last "-".  And so the bits after the last "-" will shift to the
> right.

But the same will happen in your case if ":" becomes 10 times as wide!
there's no end to this if we are going to consider hypothetical cases
which will never happen.  min-width is about handling too-narrow
strings, not too wide strings.

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