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

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: bidi-display-reordering is now non-nil by default
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 14:28:23 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

Here's an idea: how bout if programming language and related buffers
employ a modified bidi type table in which punctuation characters
(like + " and <) are bidi segment separators (S)?

AFAICT, this hack would fix most of the garbaging problems in source
code as some others like "buffername<1>".

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