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Re: vertical bar between windows disrupts my view

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: vertical bar between windows disrupts my view
Date: 05 Apr 2004 04:32:18 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> > The problem is that emacs calculate widths in "columns" rather than
> > pixels, so when you split things horisontally, you need to steal
> > that pixel somewhere ...
> Given that the `default' face can be proportional and thus the width or one
> "column" doesn't necessarily have much to do with the width of any
> character, couldn't we get rid of this limitation by forcing the
> calculation of the column-width to always return "1 pixel" ?

I wish it was that trivial, but it isn't for various reasons.

E.g. The default frame width is 80 columns ... which usually means
somewhat more than 80 pixels...  

There are many other (implicit) assumptions like that spread all over
the code.

Kim F. Storm  http://www.cua.dk

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