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Re: [vile] Columns and linewrap

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [vile] Columns and linewrap
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 09:13:53 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 9 Apr 2008, Paul Fox wrote:

paul van tilburg wrote:
> I use vile in a terminal that is 90 chars wide.  However, I always
> insert/edit with wrapwords on so my lines are never wider than
> 80 chars.
> However, sometimes I co-author documents with others that use
> the paradigm where a newline is a new paragraph, not a new line.
> For me, by default, these lines look enormously long, so I
> turn linewrap on for these documents.  Two questions remain:
>  * Can I make linewrap also respect the 80 char boundary so that
>    lines by others look like my lines.
>  * Can I make linewrap do wordwrapping.. that is not cut a word
>    in two if the 90 (or preferebly 80) char boundary is reached?

hi paul -- tom will have to confirm, but i'm pretty sure the
answer to both of these is (unfortunately) "no".  the second,

uh - right (I didn't notice the "lines by others" part).

especially, might actually be worth a new mode.  or, perhaps
something could be done with read- and write-hooks to convert
"newline means end of paragraph" text to "newline means end of
line" and back, on input and output.

I'm not sure I follow this (am thinking...)

Thomas E. Dickey

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