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Re: Tweaking the output of `C-h b'

From: Matthias Meulien
Subject: Re: Tweaking the output of `C-h b'
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2021 18:12:56 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> From: Po Lu <luangruo@yahoo.com>
>> Cc: Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org>,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
>> Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2021 13:26:16 +0800
>> How about an arrow bitmap in the left fringe?  Could that work?
> Some people disable the fringes, so this is not a good idea for such a
> basic feature, one directed at newbies and confused users at that.

But, using the fringe is the only solution that preserves columns
alignment! Please give it a second thought.

I guess unexpected indentation will confuse newbies more than the use of
the fringe. Imagine a buffer with Python source code and outline minor
mode enabled...

Also is a newby expected to disable the fringe??

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