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Re: new text property

From: Adrian Aichner
Subject: Re: new text property
Date: 10 Jun 2002 19:35:08 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) XEmacs/21.5 (bok choi)

>>>>> "Stefan" == Stefan Monnier <monnier+gnu/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).

    Stefan> font-lock-cache, lazy-lock, lazy-shot, and jit-lock and 4 different
    Stefan> implementations of various mechanisms to try and reduce the amount
    Stefan> of work that font-lock does.  They are mostly orthogonal to 
    Stefan> itself and they are in no way reimplementations of font-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.

    Stefan> `extents' are the consolidation, aren't they ?

Does Emacs 21.x have extents?

    Stefan>     Stefan

Adrian Aichner

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