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Re: GNU ELPA package proposal: visual-fill-column

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: GNU ELPA package proposal: visual-fill-column
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2021 17:17:10 +0300

> From: Daniel Martín <mardani29@yahoo.es>
> Cc: Joost Kremers <joostkremers@fastmail.fm>,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2021 15:47:15 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
> > Given that Emacs 27 has display-fill-column-indicator-mode built-in,
> > what would be the point of offering this package from ELPA?
> >
> The functionality it offers is not the same.  I believe this proposed
> visual-fill-column package is like visual-line-mode, but where the word
> wrap position is not the window edge, but the fill-column position.

That should be in the display engine, not in Lisp, IMNSHO.

> If there is interest in the functionality it offers, it may make sense
> to see if it can be implemented in C, as an extension of either
> visual-line-mode or display-fill-column-indicator-mode.

The former, obviously.  yes, I think implementing this in display code
is the way to go.

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