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Re: Tick Reduction

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Tick Reduction
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2021 20:53:13 +0100
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Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

> My mode line where I type this looks like this:
>  -\**-  *mail*         Bot L30    (Mail Fly/en Abbrev Fill) 9:41PM 0.08 [100%]
> So the "-\**" part, the Top/nn%/Bot part, the L30 part, the 9:41PM
> part, the 0.08 part, and the [100%] part will have to use the fixed
> advance width?

No, the last three parts change widths today?  So we wouldn't make them
not change widths in the future.  (The digits are, as I said, not an
issue -- it's just exchanging digits with other characters, like

> And do you know which character's width should we take as the
> "standard" width for this purpose?

"0", for instance.

> Btw, I still don't think I understand why aligning each field to a
> certain pixel value would not look better (and be easier to
> implement).

I don't understand what you mean by that.  Could you explain and give an

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