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Re: text-property-any

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: text-property-any
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 10:51:56 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> The value of (text-property-any start end 'foo "bar") is always nil,
> because text-property-any in effect uses `eq' to check property values.
> Would there be bad consequences if it used `equal' instead?

There are places where code expects properties to be compared with
`eq', yes.  So we could add what you're requesting, but only as
an option.  E.g. add a "compare-function" option that can default to
`eq' but can be set to anything else you fancy.


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