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Re: Question about copy-region-as-kill

From: Colin Walters
Subject: Re: Question about copy-region-as-kill
Date: 07 Apr 2002 00:32:47 -0500

On Sat, 2002-04-06 at 23:58, Miles Bader wrote:
> Colin Walters <address@hidden> writes:
> > If we had extents, the right way to solve that problem, in my opinion,
> > would be to add another extent with a higher priority face, and another
> > property like 'temporary t.  Then, you could search for all extents with
> > a 'temporary property, and delete them.
> Um, you can do exactly the same thing with overlays.

I agree.  My point is that in this case overlays aren't being used for
their primary purpose: specificity to the current buffer.  

What I am trying to show is that the distinction between text properties
and overlays is arbitrary.  Or at least it certainly has been in my

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