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Re: [PATCH] isearch: lazy-highlighting of sub-exps of regexps

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [PATCH] isearch: lazy-highlighting of sub-exps of regexps
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 21:43:56 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Of course, to make it yet a bit easier, we should provide an "ireplace"
>> mode (where the replacement is shown incrementally as the user types
>> the replacement spec).
> Should this interactive replacement modify the buffer or
> just show replacements using e.g. overlays?

Beggars can't be choosers.

>>> Thanks, but we already have a request in the bug database with a set
>>> of different patches to implement it: http://debbugs.gnu.org/6227
>>> There is no decision yet what is the best of them.
>> Could someone take a close look and install such a feature?
> The most difficult question (as usual) is color selection
> for sub-exps faces.  I think the most intuitive would be a rainbow.

Well, let's first install one of those patches and then see what
improvements are needed.  So what matters is not really the color
selection, but the cleanliness of the code so we can easily change the
color selection.


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