Solving code selection problem in hgweb

Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso jordigh at
Wed May 29 11:18:40 CDT 2013

On 29 May 2013 11:39, Александр Плавин <me at> wrote:
> Probably you know, that now hgweb doesn't allow to select code without line
> numbers correctly. As it's quite an important issue, I'd like to solve this,
> and I can see a way to do it. The solution is to show line numbers as they
> are now, but only when the line is hovered.

I don't think I like this solution. It's nice to be able to see the
line numbers at all times.

These user experience tweaks are probably far too subjective if we
just go by mailing list polls, though. At some point, you'll probably
just have to do what looks good to you unless there's a clear majority
that your choice is bad. There is consensus that highlighting without
line numbers is good; everything else provokes a debate.

- Jordi G. H.

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