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Re: Native display of line numbers

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Native display of line numbers
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:38:38 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.7.2 (2016-11-26)

Hello, Eli.

On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 22:28:41 +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:39:45 +0000
> > Cc: address@hidden
> > From: Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden>

> > There's one other thing which surprises me, and apologies if somebody
> > else has already mentioned it and I've missed that post.  At least on a
> > Linux tty, one character position is "wasted" to the left of the line
> > numbers.  Just about everything else I use in this tty environment,
> > including the command line, and the emacs master, starts with the first
> > character of a line bang up against the edge of the screen.  So why is
> > this extra space put in?

> The reason is explained in the comments.  In a nutshell, it's a cheaty
> solution for a problem for which I couldn't find a better one.  If I
> ever will, the extra space will go away.


> (I'm surprised that someone could be sensitive to one less column with
> today's large screens, especially after giving up several columns for
> the numbers.)

My screen is 240 characters wide.  Split that into three follow-mode
windows, and those windows are 79, 79, 80 wide.  With much code being "a
bit less than 80" wide, that extra space might make for quite a few more
continued lines.

The extra space at the rim of the monitor does kind of stand out rather,

> > Might this be a case for a user option?

> No, sorry.


Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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