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Re: Nested display strings

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Nested display strings
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 21:45:17 -0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> A good/natural way for redisplay to signal such problems would be to
>> display them directly in the window (e.g. insert some threatening
>> question mark or some such, ideally with mouse-over highlighting and
>> a help-echo-like text explaining the problem).
> Now, _that_ is what I call "obnoxious".

I have no idea why you'd find it obnoxious.  After all, that's pretty
much what we do for "chars we don't know how to draw", except we put
a square box rather than a threatening question mark and we don't bother
with the help-echo and mouse highlight.
Admittedly, the mouse-highlight is probably not a good idea, but the
rest sounds really like the ideal solution to me.


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