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Re: non-break-space in tutorial

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: non-break-space in tutorial
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 14:17:19 +0900

On 5/31/05, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:
> I tried the patch you wrote, and I think that using a background to
> highlight NBSP looks somewhat loud.  The foreground color on backslash
> is much less loud.
> However, if users prefer this way, I won't object.

I suppose it's a matter of taste; I rather like the old behavior, and
think Juri's solution is much worse (I tried his patch).  Having
spaces with only a background color different looks more like a
display glitch than anything else, and I think escaped spaces are a
much more intuitive representation for a typical Emacs user.

Regardless, the `escape-glyph' face should not be changed to
accomodate this special case, as the new colors are awful for the
majority of escape sequences which don't need a background color
change.  _If_ it's decided to treat NBSP specially in this manner,
then it should have its own new face, and `escape-glyph' should be
left alone.

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