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Re: lax matching is not a great default behavior

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: lax matching is not a great default behavior
Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2015 13:19:24 +0200

> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2015 11:57:45 +0100
> Cc: address@hidden, Per Starbäck <address@hidden>,
>       address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> >> I didn't follow its creation, but I don't think users generally expect
> >> that (yet). (I just checked searches in Gedit and Firefox where there
> >> were no such features, at least not in the versions that are standard
> >> in my operating system distribution.)
> >
> > Try more serious editing environments.  E.g., MS Word does that by
> > default.
> That's not editing but text processing.  So we are talking about
> text-mode defaults here rather than general editing defaults.

Making character folding the default in Text Mode and its descendants
is a possibility we should consider, yes.  Though we should also
consider the fact that prog-mode and its descendants are meant for
editing program sources, where comments and strings with
human-readable text are not uncommon.

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