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Re: enriched-mode and switching major modes.

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: enriched-mode and switching major modes.
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 08:08:25 -0400

    XEmacs's version of overlays (called extents) can be part of the text
    (which is a property they call `duplicable').  We could do the same.

We already did.  That's what text properties are.

The reason I decided that text properties should not belong to extents
which are objects is that there is no consistent way to preserve such
identities through cutting and pasting.  Every way of doing it, that I
could see, gives inconsistent behavior in some cases.  That I do not

If you can design a system to attach text properties to extent objects
that gives consistent behavior, I would not object to implementing it.

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