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Re: [vile] Columns and linewrap

From: Chris G
Subject: Re: [vile] Columns and linewrap
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 15:21:25 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17 (2007-11-01)

On Wed, Apr 09, 2008 at 09:15:53AM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Apr 2008, Chris G wrote:
>> There seem to be two ways of telling vile where to end lines:-
>>    wrapmargin - sets the size of the gap at the right hand side, if
>>    you want 72 column text when typing in an 80 column window you set
>>    wrapmargin=8.  As you type text is wrapped by inserting real
>>    newline characters when the limit is reached.
>>    The *big* disadvantage of wrapmargin is that you can't set it so
>>    you get a fixed text width in varying window sizes.
>>    fillcol/wrapwords - (wrapwords is deprecated) Otherwise this would
>>    appear to do what one wants in variable sized windows.  I.e. I
>>    could set fillcol to 72 and set wrapwords and all text would wrap
>>    at 72 columns even when I'm using wider windows.
>> Why is fillcol deprecated?  Is it likely to disappear?
> I believe that's a very old comment - fillcol's still here...
Excellent, I can change to using fillcol=72 instead of wrapmargin for
my usenet and E-Mail then.

Chris Green

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