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Re: Proposal: new mode-line `%'-construct %o meaning "Degree of travel o

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Proposal: new mode-line `%'-construct %o meaning "Degree of travel of window through buffer".
Date: Thu, 18 May 2017 07:28:41 +0300

> Date: Wed, 17 May 2017 21:15:52 -0400
> From: "Perry E. Metzger" <address@hidden>
> Cc: Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden>, Emacs developers <address@hidden>
> 1) I don't see a good reason this shouldn't just be what %p does
> (that is, instead of adding %o, perhaps %p should be altered, since
> this is more sensible.)
> 2) If %p is not changed, a knob should be made available to allow
> users to invoke the %o in place of %p without having to edit the
> modeline specification themselves, which is currently quite messy.

I think this was already said a few messages up-thread: we cannot
simply do 1), so we should do 2).

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