Re: [code] Make word wrap the default?

From: Robert Gieseke <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:37:05 +0100


Am 27/01/15 um 23:53 schrieb Mitchell:
> On Tue, 27 Jan 2015, Ryan P.C. McQuen wrote:
>> Just wondering if this has been considered, or is a good/bad idea for
>> any reason. I couldn't find a thread that mentioned it so I am posting
>> here in the hopes 7.8 might have word wrap as the default behavior.
> This has not been considered. In general, wrapping is an expensive
> operation, so opening large source files will probably have a performance
> penalty. Also, for me as a programmer, wrapping is disorienting in most
> cases.
> Do you know if there's a general consensus on wrapping by default in other
> editors?

Sublime and Textmate seem to have wrapping for code but no wrapping for
plain 'text' files. Emacs and MacVim wrap everything by default (or at
least I don't remember changing a setting).

In general I like that wrapping gives a cleaner user interface (one less
scrollbar) by default.


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