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

From: Perry E. Metzger
Subject: Re: Proposal: new mode-line `%'-construct %o meaning "Degree of travel of window through buffer".
Date: Thu, 18 May 2017 12:01:16 -0400

On Thu, 18 May 2017 07:28:41 +0300 Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> > 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).

It occurs to me that there's another possibility, which is to
allow the user to bind a function to do the position calculation so
that everyone can get whatever flavor of calculation they want.

Perry E. Metzger                address@hidden

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