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Re: Dynamic loading progress

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Dynamic loading progress
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:08:29 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: Aurélien Aptel <address@hidden>,
>   address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:37:27 -0400
> > 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.

The API we provide for accessing buffer text should handle that as
well.  For example, we could model it on FETCH_CHAR_ADVANCE.

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