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Re: bidi reordering in program source buffers (was: bidi-display-reorder

From: Ehud Karni
Subject: Re: bidi reordering in program source buffers (was: bidi-display-reordering is now non-nil by default)
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:51:54 +0300

On Sat, 20 Aug 2011 13:53:29 Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> In general, having something like this on display:
>  printf ("FEDCBA %d PONMLK %f ZYX %lu\n", foo, bar, baz);
> for a source that in logical order reads
>  printf ("ABCDEF %d KLMNOP %f XYZ %lu\n", foo, bar, baz);
> which is what you suggest, is only marginally better than the original
> logical-order string, because the reading order is ambiguous at best,
> and downright undecipherable in more complex situations, where the
> format string includes punctuation and L2R text.  So if we think the
> above is acceptable, we might as well consider not reordering this at
> all.

I agree.

The default setting of bidi reordering for this kind of buffer should
be nil. I think a (global) function that toggles the bidi reordering
ONLY for the local buffer should ease the work of Emacs users.


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