54140Re: Add support for guidecolumn in VIM
- May 1, 2009Pankaj Garg wrote:
> On Apr 30, 9:30=A0am, Ben Fritz <fritzophre...@...> wrote:It's possible to use a string, but more difficult to handle. And easier
> > On Apr 29, 11:42=A0am, Bram Moolenaar <B...@...> wrote:
> > > The name 'guidecolumn' starts with "gui", which is confusing, since it
> > > also works in a terminal. =A0'margincolumn' perhaps?
> > I agree. If a user uses :help gui<C-D> for example, they would NOT be
> > expecting 'guidecolumn' to show up!
> > > I think the value "0" should be used to have a column at 'textwidth'.
> > > That way you can see where a line will be broken when it's formatted,
> > > without having to set two options. =A0A negative value can be used to
> > > disable the column.
> > I think we should try to make this option consistent with other
> > options. 'textwidth' and 'wrapmargin' and others use a value of 0 to
> > disable it, and making this one use negative numbers may get
> > confusing.
> > Is it possible to use string or character values, or can only numbers
> > be entered? I can't think of any options that do this, but things like
> > line() can take several strings with special meaning. Perhaps the
> > guidecolumn could be disabled when set to 0, set to the textwidth when
> > set to "tw", and set to the wrap margin when set to "wm"? I think
> > something like this would be more consistent with other options and
> > therefore more intuitive for users.
> > > I didn't have time to check for any problems with this patch, I hope
> > > others have tried it out and report any problems noticed.
> > I haven't tried the patch, but I'm certainly interested in the
> > feature. I'd probably use this instead of the autocmds I have set up
> > to use a matchadd() on long lines.
> > What is this option local to? If it's just global at the moment, I
> > think it should be local either to the buffer (because that's what
> > textwidth is local to) or the window. I could see a use case where a
> > user might want a guidecolumn for the file in one window, but turn it
> > off for a window in diff mode in another tab or something.
> The option is local to window. I agree margincolumn is a better name.
> I am also fine with a value of 0 meaning textwidth, however as Ben
> mentioned, that seems a little unintuitive. Should we convert it to
> Are there other example where numeric options are taking string?
> Please let me know what you prefer and I can do whatever option
> everyone agrees to.
to set a wrong value, thus more error checking is needed.
If we want to use zero for "off", we could use -1 for using the
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