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Re: Allowing point to be outside the window?

From: John Ankarström
Subject: Re: Allowing point to be outside the window?
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2021 02:45:02 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.2 (berkeley-unix)

Po Lu <luangruo@yahoo.com> writes:

> Alan Mackenzie <acm@muc.de> writes:
>> Why would anybody want this?  Why do you want this?  This isn't a
>> rhetorical question.  Because other programs do it isn't a satisfactory
>> reason. [...]
> The feature will be optional, of course.  And it will certainly be
> disabled by default, because I don't want it either.

For what it's worth, I think that it would be a good idea to limit this
feature to mouse-based scrolling. That's what I've been doing in my own
Elisp emulation of this kind of thing [1].

I agree with Alan that, if you primarily use the keyboard for scrolling,
it is very jarring if editing/movement commands bring the window view
back to the original position.

But the mouse provdides an easy way of overriding the original position
(by left-clicking on a new position).

[1] http://ankarstrom.se/~john/emacs/scroll-without-point.el

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