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Re: Tick Reduction

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Tick Reduction
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2021 22:26:00 +0200

> From: Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org>
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org,  stefankangas@gmail.com,  dgutov@yandex.ru
> Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2021 21:17:07 +0100
> > They are numbers, so they can change the width because different
> > digits have different width.
> No, they don't (in the vast majority of proportional fonts).

"Vast majority" is not "all".

> The absolute positions of the fields are extremely different from mode
> to mode -- in the first one, the name takes half the space, and in the
> other one, everything starts a lot nearer to the left.

Yes, and I suggest to change that.  Each field will start at the same
horizontal position.  A field that doesn't fit in its allotted cell
will be truncated.

> So I don't see how we could practically define a fixed-width field mode
> line: The mode line formats are pretty different between modes and users
> and how you combine different things.

Let's consider the standard mode line before we consider extensions.
We can talk about extensions later.

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