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bug#3003: 23.0.92; Point trapped in overlay


From: Chong Yidong
Subject: bug#3003: 23.0.92; Point trapped in overlay
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 19:29:11 -0400

Stefan, this is due to your change.  Here is an easier recipe to
reproduce the bug:

(defun foo-test ()
  (interactive)
  (switch-to-buffer "* TEST *")
  (erase-buffer)
  (insert "asdfgh")
  (put-text-property 3 5 'rear-nonsticky '(invisible))
  (put-text-property 3 5 'invisible t)
  (goto-char (point-min)))

Moving point forward now gets point temporarily stuck.  The crucial
factor is the rear-nonsticky property.

2009-02-12  Stefan Monnier  <address@hidden>

  * keyboard.c (adjust_point_for_property): Allow stopping betwen two
  invisible areas.

Here is the relevant code:

   /* Find boundaries `beg' and `end' of the invisible area, if any.  */
   while (end < ZV
          /* Stop if we find a spot between two runs of
             `invisible' where inserted text would be visible.
             This is important when we have two invisible
             boundaries that enclose an area: if the area is
             empty, we need this test in order to make it
             possible to place point in the middle rather than
             skip both boundaries.
             Note that this will stop anywhere in a non-sticky
             text-property, but I don't think there's much we
             can do about that.  */
          && (val = get_pos_property (make_number (end),
                                      Qinvisible, Qnil),
              TEXT_PROP_MEANS_INVISIBLE (val))

Do we really need to do this test?  This corner case seems unimportant,
as opposed to being able to treat non-sticky properties correctly.






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