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Re: mode-line face

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: mode-line face
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 14:44:46 +0200

> From: Dave Love <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 11:56:45 +0100
>  MB> I just got rid of the dashes entirely in my personal
>  MB> mode-line-format; they're not really necessary except on a tty
>  MB> without inverse video capability.
> Good point.  Drop them on window systems?

Careful: the MS-DOS port defines a non-nil window-system.

To say something intelligent about what to do on MS-DOS, I'd need to
understand Miles's observation (above) about the dashes being
unnecessary except on a tty without inverse video.  Miles, could you
please elaborate?  (Do we even have such ttys?)

Also note that, if we eliminate the dashes, at least one section in
the manual--the one which describes the mode line--will need to be

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