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Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 20:43:01 +0200

> Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 20:27:00 +0200
> From: Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden
> On 16.02.2014 19:50, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > These problems exist in Lisp as they do (or don't) in C, as far as
> > Emacs is concerned.  E.g., see the latest discussion of crypto
> > features.
> I'd say in Lisp they exist to a considerably lesser degree.

I don't think so: after all, we keep unencrypted text in the clear in
memory, within Lisp data structures.

> > See the other mail for what I (and Jorgen) had in mind.  I don't
> > think we have anything like that in Emacs, even with CEDET.  ECB
> > (which isn't bundled) is the only thing that comes close, but IMO we
> > should have had this in Emacs core for a long time.
> This looks like something that might require fancier rendering on the 
> fringe or a nearby area.

Fringe is one possibility, but IMO it's not the best or easiest one.
I think it will be easier to simply display small images as part of
the buffer.  Like Speedbar already does.

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