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Re: enriched-mode and switching major modes.

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: enriched-mode and switching major modes.
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 02:31:57 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:

> As Kim pointed out, that depends on what the Lisp program wants to
> do.  In many cases, Lisp programs walk the buffer in order to decide
> how the displayed text looks (or will look when it comes into the
> visible portion of the buffer).  Such programs will want to see a
> very close approximation of the actual display.

"Many cases" meaning almost exclusively the display engine, and maybe
cursor motion.  Which is not the majority of Lisp programs.  In
particular, it is almost exclusively Emacs-internal code, not that
from external packages or written by a user.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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