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Re: Can we make set_point_both less expensive?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Can we make set_point_both less expensive?
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:47:47 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> goto-char should never trigger any hook.  Properties such as
>> `intangible' are misfeatures, IMO.
> Does that include 'point-entered' and 'point-exited' as well?  If so,
> can you explain why they are misfeatures?

For the same reason `intangible' is a misfeature: it works at the level
of `point' where coders don't expect such weird behavior.  But what
users of those features normally want is to catch movement of the cursor
rather than movement of `point'.


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