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bug#4318: 23.1; trouble indenting looooong lines with visual-line-mode


From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#4318: 23.1; trouble indenting looooong lines with visual-line-mode
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 09:23:14 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Allan Gottlieb <address@hidden> writes:

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> So far so good.  Now indent the long line with say one space.
> If visual-line-mode is OFF, I see what I expect, the long line is
> preceded by one space.
>
> But with visual-line-mode ON, a blank line appears on the screen between
> the short and long lines, i.e. the long line (with only one word) was
> wrapped.
> This behavior seems wrong.

I can confirm this behaviour in Emacs 24.

The problem seems to be that `visual-line-mode' breaks long lines after
any white space -- even if the white space begins the line.  That
doesn't seem optimal, I think.

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