As a programmer, I want to see a ruler at a specific column (usually 80), both so I see when I cross that column, but also to see how close I am getting to it so I can reformat my code early.
The options I have found so far are all not achieving this goal:
column-markeronly highlight individual rows after the text in the row has already passed the
fill-column. I'd like to see when I am getting close to the column, not just when I cross it.
fill-column-indicatorwould be a good solution, except it breaks
avy, and more. These are issues that seem hard to fix, each requiring an individual workaround -- e.g., see the
company-modeissue and the
auto-complete-modeissue, the latter over two years old).
Are there any better alternatives?