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Re: Tick Reduction

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Tick Reduction
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2021 21:30:42 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

> 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.

That'd be a massive change in how mode lines are displayed, and how
people can customise them.

>> 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.

I don't consider normal mode line customisations to be extensions.  The
mode line formatting is a basic thing that's gone back to when Emacs was
created, and we can't ditch that.

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