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bug#16822: 24.3.50; show-paren-mode adds confusion to active region

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#16822: 24.3.50; show-paren-mode adds confusion to active region
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 10:45:45 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

> I admit that I don't understand the problem.  Why should the display
> be different in these two cases?  It sounds like the (unspelled-out)
> assumption is that showing the region is more important than showing
> the (mis)matched parens?  But if this is the assumption, then I don't
> think I agree: show-paren-mode is for _temporary_ display of the
> parens, so if it temporarily obscures the region, it's perfectly okay.
> Adding a new face would bump into the problem of making sure the
> colors of this new face are always visible and distinguishable from
> the other two colors.  I don't see how that could work reliably.

I was thinking that perhaps the region-blink-face would tweak the
foreground (while the normal only tweaks the background), so by merging
we'd see some difference.

But you're right -- it's hard to see what the use case here is, really,
beyond "it'd be nice".  So I'm closing this bug report.

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