[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: display-buffer-alist simplifications

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: display-buffer-alist simplifications
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:02:07 +0200

On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 13:30, Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> wrote:

> Developing in a separate branch seems to have been successful for Eli's
> bidi work, so I think it varies.

Honestly, we don't yet know if it has worked for Eli's bidi changes,
because `bidi-display-reordering' still defaults to nil. Once we
switch it and start getting bug reports. or not, we'll see. Note that
I'm not talking about the easyness of developing in a separate branch,
or the convenience of adding a lot of related changes to the trunk as
a single merge commit. These, I don't deny. I'm just wondering whether
there are enough interested Emacs developers to really help testing
anything big before it is committed to the trunk.

That said, I think Eli's bidi is a huge amount of work and he's been
very thourough, and if I had to bet, I'd bet on bidi integration being
a success. But IIUC, the gist of it is, if you don't use bidi, you
*shouldn't* see anything different. It should just work like before.
Martin's changes weren't so clear-cut. They affect something that
everybody uses, and which wasn't really well defined and easy to set
up in previous Emacsen. He's solving a problem with, from my outside
point of view, has a lower implementation complexity that bidi, but a
higher UI complexity.  (Now, excuse me if I run before Eli's got hold
of his stone-engraved copy of UAX#9...)


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]