[Users] line wrapping when prepending

Pierre Fortin pf at pfortin.com
Wed Mar 27 13:58:48 CET 2013

On Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:38:33 +0100 Neels Hofmeyr wrote:

>An algorithm that always automatically rewraps the entire paragraph
>being edited could address both kludges. In fact, it should suffice to
>always re-wrap starting one line above the current cursor position.

OMG!!!!!!!!!   Let's be REALLY CAREFUL about getting back into the "wrap"

Those of us who've used CM (and SC) for a LONG time have suffered through
line wrap bugs which I'm sure drove the developers nuts trying to solve.
The worst period was Feb/08-Nov/09 IIRC.  Line wrapping issues had been
bugging (sic) us since at least 2002 in sylpheed-claws.  The worst ones
would very randomly start wrapping

[above was faked; sorry for freaking out the developers :) ]

IIRC, what Neels brings up is the very area of the code that caused all
that old pain...

Just for nostalgia, from my list archive, here's a prophetic message from
Colin in 2002(!!) on the subject of "re-wrapping short lines"... THANKS
again Colin, Paul, et al for your efforts at squashing all those bugs!
I'll back you if you don't want to touch that part of the [fragile]
code...  :) 


From: Colin Leroy <colin at colino.net>
To: sylpheed-claws-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Sylpheed-claws-users] New wrap patch
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 09:09:24 +0100
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On Tue, 19 Mar 2002 08:19:00 +0100 Darko Koruga <darko.koruga at hermes.si>

>  attached is a patch that attempts to improve the wrapping. Quoting
>  initials should now be supported, plus it joins quoted lines when line
>  length is less that wrapping margin set in preferences.
>  To apply: gzip -d wraponsend_improve1.patch.gz
>  cd/path/to/sylpheed-claws patch -p0 <
>  /path/to/wraponsend_improve1.patch  

Hello Darko,
I applied your patch (hoping it'll solve the disappearing line break) ;
but (as you can see upper, in your "To apply" explanation) I'm not really
sure that rewraping short lines should be automatic...

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