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Re: bidi-display-reordering is now non-nil by default

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: bidi-display-reordering is now non-nil by default
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 08:44:35 +0200 (CEST)

>> It seems to me that the longer the buffer, the worse it gets.  Is
>> this observation correct?
> Yes, see my other message in this thread.  Emacs is searching for
> the beginning of the paragraph, but this whole buffer is one huge
> paragraph.  The manual explains the significance of the paragraph
> direction for the bidirectional display, in case you are interested
> in the details.

Thanks.  Does a limit exist (say, 100kByte) as a maximum value for a
paragraph length after that bidi-paragraph-direction is automatically
set to right-to-left (if not overridden specifically) to circumvent
this problem?

> This is on purpose: I don't think this should be a user-level
> variable.  (Of course, for this to make sense, the display should be
> reasonably responsive, and it is my intention to make it so, given
> that the problems will be reported.)

Thanks for your work.


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