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bug#36702: 27.0.50; newline: don't auto-fill regardless of auto-fill-mod


From: Basil L. Contovounesios
Subject: bug#36702: 27.0.50; newline: don't auto-fill regardless of auto-fill-mode
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:47:41 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Andreas Röhler <address@hidden> writes:

> On 17.07.19 16:38, Basil L. Contovounesios wrote:
>> "Basil L. Contovounesios" <address@hidden> writes:
>>
>>> Andreas Röhler <address@hidden> writes:
>>>
>>>>  From my point of view it's not that much about the docu but about the 
>>>> design.
>>>>
>>>> Users should not be forced to add an extra argument to prevent auto-fill 
>>>> when it
>>>> is about a newline.
>>> Users who do not want auto-filling should not enable auto-fill-mode,
>>> either directly or by setting auto-fill-function.
>> Alternatively, users who want auto-fill-mode to ignore newlines can do
>> the following:
>>
>>    (aset auto-fill-chars ?\C-j nil)
>>
>> This is documented under (info "(elisp) Commands for Insertion") and
>> (info "(elisp) Auto Filling").
>>
> Okay, commonly there many ways in Emacs to work around an issue, which is
> great. But that doesn't solve it at source. By its semantic newline is 
> unrelated
> to filling, from there that behavior is not to expect, idiosyncratic.

Unless you or someone else has a concrete proposal for how to fix said
idiosyncratic behaviour in a backward-compatible way, I think that ship
has sailed.

-- 
Basil





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