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Subject: Re: Text viewer with word wrap and scrollbar

Re: Text viewer with word wrap and scrollbar

From: Garrett Derner <>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 19:29:25 -0500

Jean wrote:
>> My first impression is that it is supposed to be possible except
>> that the one-for-one display might be slightly buggy, i.e. it goes
>> on breaking the longest lines while it should not.
>Apologies for using the term buggy, first because the way I used it
>is a personal invention (I forgot that the word already exists in
>English), second and more seriously because I have reread your doc
>and I have found that it is normal for you that lines break at 114.
>Having said that I insist and I ask
>1. why a limit ?
>2. why 114 ?
>3. could you get rid of limits or, at least, set it much higher ?
>Cheers. Jean.


Thank you for the feedback! No apologies needed. I am interested to hear
your preferences and needs.

I did consider letting the viewer display long lines more correctly. Maybe
I will still do it. I am glad to know you find it important.

The Archos firmware also limits long lines to 114, probably for a similar
reason why I do: we have a very small memory buffer. With such long lines,
the viewer could not fit everything to display in RAM at once. It might
have to read from the hard disk several times for every screen. That might
use up battery power a little faster. Just the same, I am sure it can be
done. Could be somewhat complicated; I'll see.

Received on 2003-05-22

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