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Re: background-image in emacs

From: Dieter Wilhelm
Subject: Re: background-image in emacs
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2006 19:08:10 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

M G Berberich <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> On Sat, 25 Nov 2006, Dieter Wilhelm <address@hidden> wrote:
>> M G Berberich <address@hidden> writes:
>>> at the moemnt I'm using xemacs, and I have a background-image, which
>> How does this work for lines broader than the buffer?
> I'm not sure if I understood your question: It's simply a
> background-image, belonging to the frame. It does not care about
> Ā»logicalĀ« lines. It's like printing on old-fashioned fanfold
> computer-paper.

I see, it's a pity, it could be an alternative to the fringe's
indicators of long lines.

>> It looks surely interesting. But normally the readability of text
>> presented in lines is good when they aren't too long.
>> The only advantage I discern is when comparing stuff by hand i. e.
>> checking data presented in tabular form and your eyes have to wander
>> constantly from the sheet to the screen and might end up in the
>> wrong line.
> I normaly don't do this. I like it and think its usefull in editing
> "formated" texts, like source-code.

Hmmm, I really had to work with it to judge the usefulness.

    Best wishes

    H. Dieter Wilhelm
    Darmstadt, Germany

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