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Re: Question about copy-region-as-kill

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Question about copy-region-as-kill
Date: 07 Apr 2002 09:56:58 +0900

Colin Walters <address@hidden> writes:
> In the interim, I will change ibuffer to use overlays for some
> properties.  But for what it's worth, I think we should move towards an
> XEmacs-style "extent" mechanism.

I thought `extent's were more like overlays, except optionally
persistent.  No?

In any case, perhaps you're right that text-properties should be
optionally buffer-specific, but that doesn't mean it's the proper thing
to get rid of the distinction between text-properties and overlays.

Overlays are distinct _objects_ that can be manipulated as such, and
lend their properties to the underlying buffer they're in, whereas
text-properties are not independent of the text at all.

These very different interfaces are both useful in different circumstances.


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