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Re: Dynamic loading progress

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Dynamic loading progress
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:37:27 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> Actually, most accesses to buffer text do precisely that: access one
> character at a time.  The API typically accepts the buffer position.
> Why do you think this is inefficient?

For efficient parsing (as done by forward-word, forward-sexp and
friends), I think you need to keep both the current "charpos" and
"bytepos", but Elisp interfaces don't give access to this level.


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