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Re: Nested display strings

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Nested display strings
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 19:48:36 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 21:45:17 -0300
> >> 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.

Exactly.  The things we do NOT do in the square box case are that make
your suggestion too extreme, to my taste.  The situation is not so
threatening, after all.

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