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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Tweaking the output of `C-h b'
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2021 15:11:49 +0200

> From: Matthias Meulien <orontee@gmail.com>
> Cc: luangruo@yahoo.com,  larsi@gnus.org,  stefankangas@gmail.com,
>   emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2021 22:55:23 +0100
> > What column alignment do you have in mind, and why would it not be
> > preserved without using the fringes?
> I was thinking of a buffer containing source code with
> outline-minor-mode enabled. The column alignment would not be preserved
> since the emoji, SVG arrow, etc., whatever is inserted at the beginning
> of a line but in the fringe, occupies horizontal space within the line.
> Stephan Monnier gave an example.

This discussion is about "C-h b" buffers and Customize buffers, and I
think you are talking about a different use case.

> > Do you see such a problem in the Customize buffers?
> Customize buffers weren't in my scope.
> I don't know if it's related to the arrow but I find their identation
> strange: The settings aren't indented but their description is indented
> by three spaces and doesn't align with the first non-white space
> character following the arrow.

I don't see a problem here: the line with the arrow is a heading, so
it doesn't have to align to what's below it.

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