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Re: before- and after-string issues

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: before- and after-string issues
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 23:27:09 +0200
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martin rudalics <address@hidden> writes:

> But I also fail to understand why you included text properties in the
> discrimination.  before- and after-strings are overlay properties,
> stickyness is a text property.  The face of a before-/after-string would
> be affected by stickyness iff you allowed inheritance of face properties
> from ordinary characters to adjacent before-/after-strings.  

The new proposal is so complex that I cannot follow the logic -- much
less try to implement it.  I doubt it is really necessary to make dramatic
changes here -- the existing logic seems to be "good enough", with a small
tweak for empty overlays.

>                                                              This
> (inheritance, yes/no) would have to be decided in the first place.  The
> relative order of such strings during display should not be affected by
> stickyness properties.  Well, maybe I'm too silly to understand this.

I have an idea what RMS suggests, but I still think it is overkill.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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