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Re: [Nano-devel] [PATCH 10/15] options: warn when -L, -O, -S, or -w are

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] [PATCH 10/15] options: warn when -L, -O, -S, or -w are given, and ignore them
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 19:51:03 +0100
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Op 31-01-19 om 17:49 schreef Benno Schulenberg:
> If these command-line options would override an rcfile setting of their
> counterpart new option, the user will come to expect being able to do
> this also in the future.  But these old options need to be obsoleted
> at some moment, so... better start ignoring them right now.

Having used this patch set for a while, I don't like it that --nowrap
doesn't work.  One can use M-L to toggle the hard-wrapping off, but I
prefer to use the command line.  Of course, automatic hard-wrapping is
off by default, but I can imagine that some people use nano mainly for
writing texts and thus they put 'set breaklonglines' in their nanorc,
but sometimes they want to edit a config file and then want to use
--nowrap.  So... I'm thinking about keeping that option.

The morespace and smooth options, I cannot imagine that people want
these sometimes on and sometimes off, so those will be removed.  Only
of the nonewlines option can I imagine that sometimes people want the
automatic newline (when creating text) and sometimes not (when editing
a config file), and the automatic newline is not even togglable, so...
maybe this option needs to stay too.



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