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Re: Auto Fill Comments

From: Christopher Dimech
Subject: Re: Auto Fill Comments
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2020 19:43:40 +0100

> Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 8:52 AM
> From: "Yuri Khan" <>
> To: "Christopher Dimech" <>
> Cc: "Michael Heerdegen" <>, "help-gnu-emacs" 
> <>
> Subject: Re: Auto Fill Comments
> On Sun, 29 Nov 2020 at 09:24, Christopher Dimech <> wrote:
> > Message understood.  Let's go back do some work and perhaps next year I'll
> > solve it and tell you all about it.  But I wonder how many people would use
> > to.  Is it really a waste of time?
> Autofilling really is a waste of time these days.
> It was useful during the days
> you’d write in plain text,
> keep multiple dated backups,
> and then print it out as-is.
> But these days we have Markdown processors / Org export,
> automatic layout,
> and version control systems.
> It is a good idea
> to stop worrying about filling the line width to a certain column
> and structure text so as to minimize diff churn when you rewrite something.
I see.  Many thanks.

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