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Re: text-quoting-style

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: text-quoting-style
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:07:01 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> Alan Mackenzie wrote:
>>> It's what Emacs does now, and it works well enough.  And the basic idea
>>> >isn't a new principle: Emacs has done it for decades for many ASCII
>>> >characters, e.g., HT.  So it is not a problem in practice.
>> It will be a problem in practice.  It will by lying about what character
>> in the buffer the glyph on the screen represents.
> Again, there's nothing new here: Emacs has been "lying" in that way
> for decades for HT and for several other ASCII characters, and it
> works in practice.

Tabs do copy&paste&search well even if their display form is a group of
spaces.  Again, we are not talking about a mere change in display here
but of actual buffer/string content.

David Kastrup

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