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Re: merge emacs-bidi into the main tree

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: merge emacs-bidi into the main tree
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2003 18:02:04 +0200

> From: address@hidden (Gerd Moellmann)
> Date: 08 Aug 2003 13:23:28 +0200
> IIRC, I was worried that it might be a dead end, sort of a hack, which
> users of r2l languages wouldn't be happy with in the long term.  But I
> have to confess that I don't remember the details.

I still have the mail we exchanged, and can dig out the details.

IIRC, you were worried about the performance hit: the code as written
in the display engine part required to disable all the optimizations
and shortcuts that exist for the left-to-right languages, and you felt
this would hamper redisplay performance even in the simplest cases,
like cursor motion and insertion of a single character.

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