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Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
Didier Verna writes:
> I'm certainly open to alternatives. I'm not very satisfied with
> "flush" either. "justify" doesn't sound quite right though
> means both sides and also suggests that the actual text layout is
> involved, which is not the case.
Ah, I see now, having taken time to actually look at the blog :-P.
You're right, it's not "justify" since text layout isn't involved.
Actually, I think any time the background of a face is different from
default, 'flush should be on by default.
Yeah, the idea crossed my mind, but I was hesitating because it would
be a somewhat radical change to the way things look right now. Also,
maybe there are still some situations in which flushing would be
undesirable. For instance, imagine just one line of text, with the right
part (including the newline) using a different background. I think it
would look strange to have this background extend to the right end of
the window, on this single line only.
How hard would it be to implement a dimension? I can see
for (say) a flush-to-column-65 face, which I'd apply to a whole
paragraph, and anything hanging into the margin would end up in the
default face (or more precisely, the face of a containing region).
That's an interesting idea. I don't think this would be very hard to
implement with one problem though: what about variable width fonts (the
notion of column number doesn't always make sense visually)? Which
brings the question of unit of measure: columns, pixels, percentage of
the window's width?
Flushright doesn't work for me, it refers to the text layout and
implies ragged left. Why not just "block"? Other not very satisfactory
terms that come to mind are "brick" (as in "bricktext"),
HTML but not terribly evocative), "spill" or "flood" or the more
explicit "spill-to-margin" or "flood-to-margin". Something that
to "lines" or "rows", maybe. "band-oriented" or
I guess it can stay "flush" for now, since I don't have a good
alternative suggestion, all the above are pretty awkward. I'm pretty
sure something will occur to me someday soon, but it's just not coming
OK so let's wait until tomorrow morning :-)
Doesn't GNU have something like this by now? We should steal
I've just downloaded 23.3 for Mac, and from what I can see, all faces
behave like this (I don't see any face property that would allow one to
turn the "flush" effect off). In that case, maybe we don't even need a
specific property for this...
Resistance is futile. You will be jazzimilated.
Scientific site: http://www.lrde.epita.fr/~didier
Music (Jazz) site: http://www.didierverna.com
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