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Re: emacs-28 47cbd10: * lisp/bindings.el (mode-line-position): Improve t

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: emacs-28 47cbd10: * lisp/bindings.el (mode-line-position): Improve tooltip.
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2021 15:32:48 +0300

> From: Stefan Kangas <stefan@marxist.se>
> Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2021 20:33:43 -0700
> Cc: Andreas Schwab <schwab@linux-m68k.org>, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Having thought about the various alternatives for a bit, my suggestion
> is this:
>     "Window Scroll Position"
> It seems to capture that this is more about the window ("viewport" is
> accurate but not a term we normally use) than about the buffer itself.
> Buffer position seems to suggest that this has to do with the position
> of point, which we already have the column/line number display for.
> It will also avoid the problem that someone sees "Top" or "Bot", but the
> tooltip incorrectly says that it is a "Percentage".
> Does this sound like an acceptable conclusion to this discussion?

No, because "position" in Emacs is too tightly coupled with a simple
number that is a buffer position.  Just look at our usage of that term
in the documentation.

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