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Re: right-char and left-char

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: right-char and left-char
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 14:37:43 +0200

> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 15:45:53 -0700
> Cc: address@hidden
> Wrt the _key_ named `left', Eli said:
> "Because `left' and `right' behave differently depending on the bidirectional
> context,"...
> and  "if `left' sometimes moves _forward_ in the buffer, binding it to a 
> command
> called `backward-char' [would be] a lie."
> [Of course back then he also said, "[Bidi] _is_ optional: you can set
> bidi-display-reordering to nil" (his emphasis).  Now he says that that 
> variable
> is not to make bidi optional for users but is only for bidi debugging. [...]]

Translation: Don't believe a word of what the lying Eli says.  Nice.

Of course, back then I also said

  The only reason why the bidi-display-reordering flag will stay is
  because unibyte buffers should not be reordered.

(which in the meantime is also OBE, since the value of
bidi-display-reordering is ignored in unibyte buffers).  I guess
you've conveniently "forgot" to cite that.

How to reconcile this "contradiction" in two sentences I wrote in the
same message, is left as an exercise for the reader.

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