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Re: display problem

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: display problem
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 00:04:56 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:

> Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:
>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>>> I think this way of merging a face and a character code in a single
>>> number is a kludge, a relic of an old era when Emacs didn't have any
>>> other way to put faces on the text, and we intended to remove this at
>>> some point.  Maybe Emacs 23 is that point.  We now have text
>>> properties and overlays, so we shouldn't be needing this.
>> We have discussed this before; there are still uses for glyph codes
>> which aren't solved by text properties or overlays.  The example I know
>> about is display tables.
>> Perhaps another, better mechanism will come along which will supplant
>> glyph codes entirely, but there isn't one yet (AFAIK).
> We discussed using a cons cell (FACE . CHAR) for Emacs 23.
> This representation can be hidden inside the make-glyph-code functions.

I just installed changes to fix this problem.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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