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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: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 10:03:15 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> "Higher level protocols" don't include futzing with bidirectional
> properties of characters.  "Higher level protocol" means some means to
> determine segment boundaries other than segment separator characters
> that are part of the text.  Translated into Emacs-speak, this means we
> need a variable that, when bound to some special value, instructs the
> reordering engine to treat certain characters as segment separators.

Maybe we then need a way to declare some chars (such as SPC,
punctuation, string markers, comment markers, ...) as
segment boundaries.

>> since there is no near-term solution, how bout turning off bidi
>> display reordering for prog-mode buffers?
> What for?  No one complained about it yet, and leaving it on helps
> find bugs and inefficiencies in the bidi display engine.  So my vote
> is NAY.



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