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Re: mode-line size and position indicator

From: Nick Helm
Subject: Re: mode-line size and position indicator
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 21:57:35 +1200
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.18; emacs 25.2.1

Thanks for your comments Eli.

On Fri 25 Aug 2017 at  4.55 am, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

> ...there's a fundamental problem with putting on the mode line an
> indicator that must use a significant part of the screen estate to be
> useful: the mode line is pretty crowded these days, even in the
> default configuration.

Agreed, especially when we already have scroll-bars. Still, something
like this might be useful in a few corner cases – users do seem to keep
reinventing it in one form or another over and over again. See John
Yate's comment down thread for one recent example. Even nyan-mode
qualifies, I guess. :)

> I wonder whether it would have made sense to reuse the code we have
> for computing the scroll-bar thumb.

Almost certainly. I'll check it out.

> Also, why two different code fragments? why not use the former for
> both small and large values of 'total'?

Other parts of xdisp.c seem to warn against overflow when dealing with
large buffers ('total' more than 1000000). Although I couldn't
reproduce any problems when I was playing around with the code, I
thought it was prudent to follow the same kinds of precautions.

In the other case, I wanted the code to run quickly during rapid
scrolling manoeuvres, so I tried to condense the math as much as
possible at the cost of dealing with larger variables. That was the idea

Thanks again,

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