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Re: Invisibility bug: `invisible' vs `display'

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Invisibility bug: `invisible' vs `display'
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 18:46:50 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.93 (gnu/linux)

Daniel Brockman <address@hidden> writes:

> The `*' and `?' characters have `invisibile' properties
> with a value of `t', so I expect to see none of them.
> The `?' characters all have `display' properties with a
> value of "!" (one of them has "$" instead, for clarity).
> This, I believe, _should_ be irrelevant.

The `display' text property overrides `invisible'.  This has been true
since the `display' property was introduced in Emacs 21.  Whether it
should do this is debatable---I can think of arguments either
way---but I think we should not change this before the Emacs 22

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