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Re: bidi-display-reordering is now non-nil by default

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: bidi-display-reordering is now non-nil by default
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 14:13:21 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> I think arguing about how best to solve problems in gnus-sum is futile
>> until we've figured out how to solve the problem for
>> markup&programming modes.
> I don't think so.  The former is a much simpler problem, because it
> has to do with text that normally isn't edited nor submitted to
> external programs.  It is basically a problem of concatenating strings
> subject to certain restrictions wrt their layout on the screen, like
> "make str1 display to the left of str2".
> The latter problem is much harder, because it needs a capability to
> reorder only certain portions of a buffer.

We agree.  I just think that once we've solved the hard problem, the
best solution for the simple problem will probably be quite different
from what we would have come up with at first.

And currently string-mark-left-to-right does the job just fine.


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