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Re: Can we support multiple Cursors?

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Can we support multiple Cursors?
Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2016 07:54:17 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.13; emacs

On 2016-03-03, at 07:30, John Wiegley <address@hidden> wrote:

>>>>>> Keith David Bershatsky <address@hidden> writes:
>> As a feature request, it would be appreciated if the Emacs development team
>> could please consider adding built-in support for multiple cursors similar
>> to the Lisp library that Magnar Sveen has written:
>> https://github.com/magnars
> I like this request, but my spidey sense tells me that implementing this at
> the C level will introduce a huge number of ramifications that may not be
> immediately apparent. For example, (point) conceptually goes from being one
> position, to many. The implications of that are huge, which will mean
> introducing special cases to avoid them, which then has its own implications,
> etc.
> I'd like to see discussion on this idea in emacs-devel, so I'm copying there.
> This is something that deserves a larger audience than just those following
> bug #22873. Is multiple-cursor editing a realistic possibility? And is it
> worth the complexity?

What would be the added value of having that built-in vs. having it on


Marcin Borkowski
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Adam Mickiewicz University

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