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Re: Should invisible imply intangible?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Should invisible imply intangible?
Date: 16 Mar 2002 05:05:48 +0100

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> "Stefan Monnier" <monnier+gnu/address@hidden> writes:
> > This was recently brought up when discussing code that adds a "¶" at
> > end of paragraphs (using a before-string property): the current code
> > always displays the cursor just after this string, which looks very odd
> > since typed text will be inserted before the string.
> I agree strongly, I absolutely hate the way it currently works -- it's
> basically just _wrong_ for inserted text to appear somewhere far away
> from the cursor like that.

In this particular case the problem could be avoided by setting the
display property of the newline in question to "¶\n" instead of
setting its before-string.  But I agree that the behavior seems weird.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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