Re: [code] Make word wrap the default?

From: Jason Haslam <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:06 -0700

> On Jan 27, 2015, at 11:37 PM, Robert Gieseke <> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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).

Textmate has slightly weird default wrapping behavior. Regular code doesnít wrap but comments do. I suppose that itís a property of the style. It's an interesting idea, but I donít think that I love it in practice. Personally, I prefer source code unwrapped.


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