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bug #57412: since version 4.4, the space after a line number is colored too

Submitted by:  Marty <mszynisz>
Submitted on:  Sat 14 Dec 2019 11:12:07 PM UTC
Severity:  2 - Minor Status:  Fixed
Assigned to:  bens Open/Closed:  Closed
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Tue 24 Dec 2019 09:14:48 AM UTC, comment #3: 

The correction has been released in 4.7.  Thanks for reporting.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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Mon 16 Dec 2019 06:24:50 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Fixed in git, commit 9631e858.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project Administrator
Sun 15 Dec 2019 01:19:41 PM UTC, comment #1: 

The change in 4.4 in the way line numbers are colored was not intentional; it was a side effect of optimizing the way in which rows are cleared.

Personally, I always use something like 'set numbercolor cyan' in my nanorc, so I didn't notice the change in behavior.  But now, looking at things while using --ignorercfiles...  On the one hand I like the colored space after the line number for small numbers, and have no trouble reading the text directly after it (although it does feel a bit "cramped").  But on the other hand I dislike the extra colored space after the line number for the higher numbers (because then there is no space before them and only a space after them, which feels asymmetrical), and having it the default terminal color instead feels more "airy", more relaxed.

So yes, okay: I will change it back to how it was from version 2.7.1 to 4.3.

(If you'd like to get mentioned in a Reported-by tag on the commit that will fix this, please provide your full name.)

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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Sat 14 Dec 2019 11:12:07 PM UTC, original submission:  


From v4.3 to v4.4 there was a change in how line numbers are coloured: the space next to the line number is now in colour (in my case it's grey). This, however, causes the text of the main body to be immediately next to the coloured region. I have problems with reading the text without this additional black space. Would it be possible to either add an additional black space next to the main text, or have an option to colour the already present space in black instead?


Marty <mszynisz>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2019-12-24 bens Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2019-12-16 bens StatusIn Progress => Fixed
    2019-12-15 bens Severity3 - Normal => 2 - Minor
        StatusNone => In Progress
        Assigned toNone => bens
        Summary[Request] Coloring of line numbers => since version 4.4, the space after a line number is colored too
    2019-12-14 mszynisz Attached File- => Added nano_numline_coloring.png, #48063

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