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Re: [Nano-devel] [PATCH] dropping a feature: remove the ability to use t

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] [PATCH] dropping a feature: remove the ability to use the 'formatter' command
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2018 20:44:03 +0200
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Op 08-08-18 om 21:09 schreef David Ramsey:
> I'd agree with removing it.

Thanks.  Done.  Commit 975b4912.

Followed by the addition of a note in the docs about the removal.

> If, as you've found, it doesn't even work as expected, the way it *does*
> work is undocumented, there's another mechanism within nano that does
> all the same things and more, and (importantly) it doesn't have to be
> kept around for Pico compatibility, it's definitely been superseded.

Good summary.  :)

> Although, for the record, I've never actually used it.  It's being tied
> to certain nanorc files, makes it unnecessarily difficult to use, as
> opposed to the more generic implementation of ^R^X M-\, which I *have*
> used, even if only occasionally.

Same here.


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