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Re: non-break-space in tutorial

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: non-break-space in tutorial
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2005 18:53:20 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> What overhead?  Just for the record, could all you people check the value of
>> `standard-display-table' in your current Emacs session?  My bet is that most
>> of you have it non-nil already.

> It is non-nil here, indeed, but...

> the whole mess with the C-level escape glyph support code was because RMS
> rejected the original approach that used the display table...

I know that, but I think it's based on the mistaken idea that the display
table is always nil by default, whereas it's been non-nil for many
(probably most) users at least since Emacs-21, AFAIK.  So any overhead it
may introduce has been incurred without complaint.


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