[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#468683: mc: non-optional visible-whitespace patch undermines usability particulary with Python code

Karsten Hilbert karsten.hilbert at gmx.net
Fri Feb 29 22:46:03 UTC 2008

Package: mc
Version: 1:4.6.2~pre1-3
Severity: normal

This version introduced *mandatory* visible whitespace. While this does
come in handy it is very annoying that it cannot be switched off -
particulary for editing, say, Python code. An example:

<TAB>'a string'

renders as:

<-->'a string'

like so:

	'a string'

Note how the ' is nearly drowned by the > even with the light blue on
dark blue.

Please, do prod upstream to provide an option to toggle this behaviour.

Karsten Hilbert

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-3-k7 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages mc depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.7-6      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.14.6-1   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgpmg1                      1.19.6-25  General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libslang2                     2.1.3-2    The S-Lang programming library - r

mc recommends no packages.

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