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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: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 23:16:13 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> Obviously, there is a trade-off: exploiting font-lock means more
> "magically correct" segmenting; using a hack (like marking chars
> special) means less dependence on the font-lock machinery.  I don't
> think the latter is worth it.

The problem is not jit-lock-defer-time but the fact that font-lock may
be turned off.  We could do it in syntax-propertize, of course, but it's
not great either (e.g. syntax-propertize is applied to all the text
before window-start whether that text will ever be displayed or not).


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