[OS X Emacs] Re: Configure Hard Wrap Option

David Reitter david.reitter at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 21:31:01 EDT 2009

On Mar 18, 2009, at 8:13 PM, xahlee at gmail.com wrote:
> In aquamacs emacs, if you have a long line say 3000 chars, and you  
> turn on “Soft Word Wrap” under “Options”. Then, drag your window to  
> wide, you'll see that the line keeps going from left window border  
> to right window border. That is, there is no right margin.
> longlines-mode, effectively introduces right margin. Buggy and the  
> way its done is a hack. Possibly emacs will need to introduce the  
> concept of margins in its display system.
> I just looked at XCode. Apparently it doesn't have margin neither. I  
> looked at Eclisp, apparently no. Nor TextWrangler/BBEdit. I wonder  
> if TextMate support it, or MS Visual Studio. (note: all word  
> processors support margins. TextEdit also does if you are in rich  
> text mode.)

I fail to see what the purpose of such a margin would be.
If a user thinks the formatting is too wide, then they can make the  
window smaller, or press Command-+ to enlarge the font (zoom).

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