Lisp:vline.el – Provides a vertical line at cursor position


See Also: HighlightCurrentColumn



Love it! I just came across this and have been using it in conjunction with highline-mode.

It has, however, some very entertaining behavior when combined with linum.el. I’m trying to codify the exact behavior, as it’s a bit tough to describe. – MichaelWilson

I’ve been looking at the various column highlighting modes and vline is very sluggish. I seems to be working the entire buffer instead of just the visible screen

Drew’s col-highlight is more performant.



It seems that Emacs 23 cannot load vline.el, at least in Windows:

GNU Emacs (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600)
 of 2008-10-03 on LENNART-69DE564
Windowing system distributor `Microsoft Corp.', version 5.1.2600
configured using `configure --with-gcc (3.4) --no-opt --cflags -Ic:/g/include -fno-crossjumping'

I get this error when I try to load it. Any ideas?

  Invalid read syntax: "?"

I filed bug #1187, but you never know if they will fix it. Perhaps a fix is (also) in order for vline.el itself? – DrewAdams

I fixed it by your mail. Thanks! – Sugawara

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