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Re: soft wrapping and line numbers

From: Oliver Scholz
Subject: Re: soft wrapping and line numbers
Date: Sun, 04 May 2003 16:38:08 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090019 (Oort Gnus v0.19) Emacs/21.3.50 (windows-nt)

"Stefan Monnier" <> writes:

> Emacs is still pretty strongly aimed at "editing fixed-width 80 column
> text".  I suspect most Emacs hackers still use it mostly in that
> kind of context and are hence not strongly interested in improving it
> in the direction you'd like it to go.
> Another problem is that soft-wrapping as in Notepad tends to be of very
> limited use when you want indented paragraphs or quoted paragraphs,
> and so you quickly end up needing something more like Word where
> there is a notion of page-width, margin and where the document is not
> purely text but has various formatting info embedded in it.

I often wish Emacs would support some kind of CSS- or XSL-style area
model. Would it be very hard to implement with the current display
engine? Is it possible at all.

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