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Re: new text property

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: new text property
Date: 10 Jun 2002 15:38:07 +0900
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>>>>> "Miles" == Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

    Miles> Which obstacles are those?

If I knew, I'd say.

What I do know is that font-lock itself has a minimum of five
implementations (font-lock, font-lock-cache, lazy-lock, lazy-shot, and
jit-lock).  Primitive highlighting has at least three interfaces
(overlays, text properties, extents).  This looks like an area ripe
for consolidation, not proliferation, of APIs to me.

I also don't like the idea that semantics apparently depend on whether
a reference is an "original" or an "alias".

Thus the warning.  This may be the right thing to do, but I want to
make sure that XEmacs people _discuss_ this change rather than simply
adopt it for the sake of compatibility.

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