This post arises from a comparison between grasshopper and typography.
In typography, especially Arabic typography, letters can be unlinked. This is called kerning, usually to achieve a visually pleasing result. Despite kerning, the mind is perfectly suited to track that letters form a word. If, and this is a big if, one says GH components and connectors are similar to letters, one is driven to a question : why are components and connectors visually linked ? Couldn’t we relax the distance between a component and its connectors? This would perhaps provide better cognitive clarity for the reader, as typographers do with kerning.
Current display modes are plain, faint and hidden. The new “kerned” mode would introduce a relative space between connectors endpoint and the connectors. without losing track of where connectors end.