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Re: enriched-mode and switching major modes.

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: enriched-mode and switching major modes.
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 15:46:27 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:

>> Cc: Oliver Scholz <address@hidden>,  address@hidden,  address@hidden,
>>        address@hidden
>> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
>> Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 14:04:54 +0200
>> If I do search&replace on text that is in a run-in paragraph, I don't
>> want to cater for CR and multiple spaces that are just added for the
>> sake of appearance.
> I agree; these commands will need to know about the special text
> properties and skip/ignore such characters.
> However, similar modifications to search/replace commands are required
> anyway for Unicode-compatible text editing (e.g., canonical
> decompositions and combining sequences, see UAX#15).
> Also, it seems to me that they (the modifications) are less intrusive
> than what we will need if the displayed text is different from what a
> Lisp program can find in the buffer.

I can't see that.  The entities I want to manipulate with Lisp
programs are typically the contents, not the appearance of the text.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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