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Re: Moving around in empty buffers?

From: John Paul Wallington
Subject: Re: Moving around in empty buffers?
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 13:33:06 +0100
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Klaus Berndl <> wrote:

>> > Suppose an empty buffer is the current buffer. Is it possible to move
>> > around - means putting the point anywhere in the buffer, is there an
>> > option for this?
>>  How about M-x picture-mode ?
> Yes, not bad...but this mode fakes by inserting you can not
> for example set the point with the mouse to any place in the
> buffer. 

Kai has suggested such functionality, if anyone is tempted.

>                                                               What i
> want is an empty buffer but with possibility moving around the point. Some
> editors have such a special mode...

I don't think you can get it without inserting whitespace; empty
buffers are zero-length.  Maybe it would be good for `picture-mode' to
remember what whitespace it added and remove the unnecessary bits on exit.

John Paul Wallington

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