[Geany-devel] Reflow & long lines

Nick Treleaven nick.treleaven at xxxxx
Tue Sep 22 17:52:32 UTC 2009

On Tue, 22 Sep 2009 22:32:50 +1000
Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:

> >> BUT, I don't know a case when it's useful to set line break column and
> >> long-line column to different values. As to me, I'd prefer this to be
> >> one setting.
> >
> > Me too. Maybe that's the reason why I never recognized this berfore.
> Yes, the defaults are the same so its likely not to notice. But they
> have different uses.
> For code I use long lines set to 100 and no automatic breaking (since
> it *never* happens in the right place in code :-) ( "100 or so" also
> happens to be Geany's recommended code line length)
> For text (eg Geany.txt) I use line break on at 70 and auto break on,
> since 70 or so is the recommended maximum text line size for
> readability.  Thats why I would like reflow to go to the same limit. I
> use it only in text not in code.

Me too.

> I think Eugene's suggestion of using line break when auto breaking is
> on and long line otherwise is a good one.  It provides the best of
> both worlds without much complexity.

Sounds good.


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