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Re: [Nano-devel] line numbering

From: sebastian
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] line numbering
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 15:23:32 +0200

Thanks for your reply.

I am familiar with nano's line numbering paradigm, as I'm using/liking
the editor a lot.

Still, I personally believe that (optional) line numbers along the
lefthand side, as found e.g. in vim would improve the user experience.
Further, there seem to be users "out there" who were looking for such
a feature before.

If time permits, I will go about adding support for line numbering as
described above and provide a patch, then its up to each user to
decide what to do with it.

I am adding two mockups, so you get an idea about what I have in mind.
The first one displays line numbers in gray, the second one sticks
with nano's b/w color scheme.


On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 6:20 PM, Chris Allegretta<address@hidden> wrote:
> Unfortunately nano already has a paradigm for line numbering which was
> inherited somewhat from Pico.  Nano uses its status bar to show the
> line number when you hit ^C (and with the -c option or toggling it
> with Meta-C on the fly, it will constantly update this display).  I
> don't think it's in the cards for nano to support  more vi-like line
> numbering system.
> On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 6:21 AM, sebastian<address@hidden> wrote:
>> hello,
>> are there any plans or efforts to include line numbering along the
>> lefthand edge of the screen in nano?
>> if not, i would like to give it a try.
>> it appears that many users of nano would like to see such a feature.
>> what is the general opinion (among developers) on adding line
>> numbering to nano?
>> best,
>> -sebastian
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