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Re: [PATCH] foldexpr for help files

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  • ZyX
    Reply to message «Re: [PATCH] foldexpr for help files», sent 19:31:35 04 August 2011, Thursday ... I use it for editing help files (don t remember why I
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      Reply to message «Re: [PATCH] foldexpr for help files»,
      sent 19:31:35 04 August 2011, Thursday
      by Bram Moolenaar:

      > Help files are best viewed without folding. There is a table of
      > contents with tags at the start. Folding might give a bit of an
      > overview, but it requires opening and closing folds. Perhaps some
      > people will like it.
      I use it for editing help files (don't remember why I touched &fdm when writing
      a patch, I personally set it only when help file is editable and not in a help
      buffer). I think it will be good if you remove everything that mentions
      foldmethod and include this patch.

      Original message:
      > Nikolai Weibull wrote:
      > > On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 00:08, Nikolai Weibull <now@...> wrote:
      > > > On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 18:34, ZyX <zyx.vim@...> wrote:
      > > >> The following patch adds foldexpr option that will fold sections
      > > >> separated by sequences of `=' (foldlevel=1) and `-' (foldlevel=2).
      > > >
      > > > What’s the general practice for this? Do we set foldexpr from
      > > > ftplugin files, or is that up to the user to add to after/ftplugin?
      > >
      > > Bram, can you please weigh in on this?
      >
      > Only when folding is really something that is a logical thing to use for
      > a certain filetype should it be included by default. In nearly all
      > situations it should be an optional feature that is enabled by the user.
      >
      > Help files are best viewed without folding. There is a table of
      > contents with tags at the start. Folding might give a bit of an
      > overview, but it requires opening and closing folds. Perhaps some
      > people will like it.
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