Posted by Ptah on 06/16
The reason that you get truncated lines is because the editor was
written to support being able to back up line by line, and eventually
also edit specific lines. As any ofyou who worked with the old board
and note editor know, you could type in a three-line long "line" and
it would appear to be broken correctly on the screen. But it gets
treated as a single line internally, so you would back up over the
whole three lines if you used the new editor functions on it now.
Properly speaking, the editor has always needed players to hit return
at the end of each line in order to look and work properly (anyone
remember Beam's posts, where every third line there was a truncated
bit? :) That's why...) I could remove the line limit but it would screw
that up, and I personally value the ability to look at my post, back up,
and so on, more than I dislike the annoyance of noticing the 'line too
long" message and fixing it when I go too long.
Tuesday, June 10, 10:21PM
how about making the editor insert a carriage return in the
line if it runs to long?
Tuesday, June 10, 11:03PM
Erm actually, i don't notice any 'line too long' message even when
writing posts that have in fact gotten a few characters lopped off.
Does this only appear when you review the message? Being used to
not having that feature, I hardly ever go back and look.
Tuesday, June 10, 11:34PM
No, the line too long message appears every time stuff gets lopped off...
I've never had it fail to appear, at any rate.
Wednesday, June 11, 01:10AM
It doesn't show up if the line is just a little bit too long... like,
I -think- it doesn't appear if you use 78 characters although the return
is now at 76... so if it's just one or two characters too long, you
don't get a msg. I -think-
Wednesday, June 11, 01:49AM
Wow, did the imms accidentally start using this board for the god
I've always hit return even in the old board system, it always
worked a lot better, plus I'm in the habit of hitting return
when I use text files in vi.
I love the new editor, btw, whenever I mess up, I can just back
up instead of bugging imms to remove my post everytime I typo
Wednesday, June 11, 02:40AM
Hrm i remember my posts, kinda. I usually just try to hit return
after the line gets about as long as the last one.
But I guess I let a few long lines in, I post a lot sometimes.
Oh before the line too long message was added i used to run 2 or 3 lines l
till hit return.
I really hated not being able to see what i had just written and would for
what I was saying. Is that what you meant?
Anyway just being able to review is worth the line too long message in my
Wednesday, June 11, 02:47AM
wow did i just reproduce the not seeing the line too long message
when your just a couple too long, I didnt see any message. Think
maybe I have my screenwidth set wrong or something. Oh well nice to hear
you remember my posts even if its for a bad thing.
Monday, June 16, 12:47PM
what about coding word wrap ..
or a visual text editor ..
My 2cents ..