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

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] [PATCH 3/3] docs: an attempt at updating the documentation for the changed defaults
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 14:01:13 +0100
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Op 23-01-19 om 21:49 schreef David Ramsey:
> 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
> problem.

We're changing some default settings (nowrap, nonewlines, smooth), yes,
but those are what most regular nano users use anyway, so for them there
is no change.  That we add some other options (--break, --empty, --jumpy)
does not affect them either, because they are unlikely to use them.  But
if we decouple --fill from --breaklonglines...  I think that this change
will unpleasantly surprise the largest amount of people, because I guess
that most users have 'set nowrap' in their nanorc and simply use --fill=xx
when they want to write a piece of text with automatic hard-wrapping.

But we'll see.  The decoupling will happen.


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