Re: [RFC] [PATCH v1 0/2] Improve the display of headers.

Subject: Re: [RFC] [PATCH v1 0/2] Improve the display of headers.

Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 17:02:08 +0000

To: David Bremner,


From: David Edmondson

On Thu, Dec 29 2016, David Bremner wrote:

> David Edmondson <> writes:
>> This is a pair of patches that attempt to make header display more
>> pleasant to look at. RFC!
>> I will update the tests if the results of the changes are considered
>> useful, of course.
> Hi David;
> The wrapping seems a bit fragile. Some of the lines are wrapped to the
> left column and others line up with the headers. To reproduce, try
> at about 40 columns. It looks like two
> different kinds of wrapping going on.

This doesn't reproduce for me. Do you have any interesting settings
relating to line wrapping or truncation?

> About aligning the headers I'm not sure how I feel yet.  I probably
> need to use it a bit to give an informed opinion.  I agree it makes
> the individual headers easier to pick out, but I have some kind of
> knee jerk reaction to using up space that way. That might be my 1980s
> VT52 instincts kicking in uselessly though.

Agreed. I've been playing with another patch to hide the wrapped headers
behind a button, but that is running into difficulties with
`indent-rigidly' and invisible text...