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Re: [StrongED] StrongED longest line feature

Fred Graute, on 7 Dec, wrote:

> In message <mpro.mxfpn1004hxlm00cy.pittdj@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>           David Pitt <pittdj@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > John Rickman Iyonix, on 7 Dec, wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > The option to set the wrapwidth to the longest line in the file stops
> > > working at 128 bytes. (Menu on line length on info bar or middle
> > > button ->Display>Wrapwidth>Longest line.)
> > >
> > > I sometimes use this feature to discover the longest line in a large
> > > text file so I can set the StrongED$Wrapwidth appropriately.
> > >
> > > If the longest line has more than 128 characters the wrapwidth does
> > > not show it.
> >
> > So it does. It actually stops at the value set as 'Max' in the Mode
> > Choices -> Wrapping. ('Longest line in file' does not need to be
> > selected.)
> Correct, 'longest line' can be clamped between a Min and a Max value to
> prevent 'silly' values. When the wrapwidth is set very small, editing
> becomes awkward. When larger than the screen width, horizontal scrolling
> has to be used to read all of the text.
> In most cases it's therefore best to set Min to a workable value, eg 64
> and to have Max match the screen width. For John's purpose a large Max
> value should do the trick.
> > StrongED$WrapWidth within the file behaves as it should.
> Er, 'StrongED$WrapWidth = Line' is also clamped. :-)

Yes, that does. I had in mind the case where StrongED$WrapWidth was set to a
number that was greater than 'Max', which is how I, rightly or more probably
wrongly, interpreted the original query.

Thanks for the explanation, it is too easy to assume that the 'Min' and
'Max' values are not used at all if 'Longest line in file' is not selected.

David Pitt

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