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Re: Tick Reduction

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Tick Reduction
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 11:00:37 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> Looks good to me too, but this reminded me of one thing: Emacs (by
>> default) chooses a variable-pitch font that is markedly smaller than the
>> monospaced font, in my experience, and you can see the same in your
>> screenshot.
> Here the font of variable-pitch face is actually larger by a pixel or
> two, but this is MS-Windows.
>> I think we should look into that
> It probably has something to do with how we choose fonts, and also
> with which fonts are available.

Hm -- I wonder whether things have changed, because if I try it in
"emacs -Q" now, it doesn't look as bad as I think I remember it being:

PNG image

It's just a pixel or two shorter now.  But that's probably because I'm
using a different font these days.

But, yes, we should have a look at how we choose this font and see
whether we can get a more precise height match.  It's going to be more
important if we're starting to use variable pitch faces more.

To return to the subject of filling -- I don't think we have enough
regularity in the doc strings to do that.  We've previously discussed (a
few years back) how to do paragraphs in doc strings, and we decided to
do that with an empty line -- but there's still tons of doc strings that
are formatted like:

This is the first paragraphs, and here's
the second line.
This is obviously the second paragraph, and
you can tell because of how that second line
was shorter, can't you?  Absolutely, you can.
And this is the third paragraph, and now
things get complicated.

So if we're going to fill, we'd have to audit the doc strings.  And
that's a huge job.  So I don't think we can do filling.

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