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Re: [Nano-devel] [PATCH 3/3] docs: an attempt at updating the documentat

From: David Ramsey
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] [PATCH 3/3] docs: an attempt at updating the documentation for the changed defaults
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:49:26 -0600

Benno Schulenberg:
> Okay.  So -b, --breaklonglines will be added.  (Another behavior change.
> And if there are lots of people who use nano to edit plain text and use
> --fill=<number>, they will be surprised that this no longer switches on
> automatic hard-wrapping and we might get complaints.)

As I said, since we're changing the options anyway, it's much less of a

If users want hard-wrapping turned on, they should use the option
specifically for hard-wrapping.  Using --fill as a shortcut is a misuse
of that option, since its value doesn't *only* affect hard-wrapping.
(Similarly, the --backupdir option doesn't turn on backups, as one of
your recent commits shows.)

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