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Re: vertical bar between windows disrupts my view

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: vertical bar between windows disrupts my view
Date: 04 Apr 2004 21:38:06 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

>> 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.

Well, a little bit of dreaming can't hurt.

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

That's very minor.

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

But is it going to behave sub-optimally or is it going to crash?
If it won't crash, then we could at least try it out and fix the problems
one by one.


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