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Re: Changes to emacs/lisp/progmodes/grep.el

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Changes to emacs/lisp/progmodes/grep.el
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 23:19:55 +0200

> Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 22:08:51 +0200
> From: address@hidden (Daniel Pfeiffer)
> > 
> > Doesn't your script need Perl to be installed?  Perl is by far a
> > larger package than ID-Utils.
> Sure, but Linux distros as well as commercial Unices like Solaris or
> Fujitsu-Siemens' Reliant Unix have it installed by default.

Not in my experience.  I always had to install Perl on anything that
isn't GNU/Linux.

> - Is it better to delete the Escape sequences as Juri suggested and thus
> irreversibly change the buffer contents such that it can't be rehighlighted?
> - Or do we maintain save-to-file and editability, by making the Escape
> sequences invisible (and maybe solving the drawbacks somehow)?

I missed that part of the discussion, but why not use something like
ansi-color.el to _display_ the highlighted substrings as if they were
on a text-mode terminal?

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