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bug#15899: 24.3.50; regression: `region' overlay is lower priority than


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#15899: 24.3.50; regression: `region' overlay is lower priority than default
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:43:50 +0200

> Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 07:55:27 -0800 (PST)
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> 
> > Isn't it confusing that the region highlighting is non-contiguous
> > when an overlay is in its middle?
> 
> Yes.  And when a `face' or other display-related text property is
> in its middle.  Or is at either end.  Or extends across the whole
> region (which includes when the region is in the middle of a
> stretch of highlighting).  I know from experience with the new
> (and old) behavior.
> 
> Such situations are visually confusing to users.  And they can
> complicate operating on text properties and, more generally,
> using text properties and overlays.
> 
> This change should be reverted as soon as possible.

It needs not be reverted, I think.  We just need to make the priority
of the region overlay higher than any other overlay.





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