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Re: bug#22873: Can we support multiple Cursors?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: bug#22873: Can we support multiple Cursors?
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2016 23:53:26 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> > - allowing rendering of faux cursors. Right now I'm using inverted
>>> > overlays to create a block cursor (only).
>> Seems like a good solution.  If this bumps into problems, we should
>> probably try and improve overlay support rather than try to add
>> specific "multi-cursor" support in the redisplay engine.
> It already bumps into problems: when you set your cursor to a bar and use
> use multiple cursors, only the real one actually looks like a bar.
> Maybe we could add an overlay property to display a cursor at the left edge?
Sounds like a fair solution.  Tho maybe it'd be even better to be able
to specify an overlay with a "bar cursor like thingy" regardless of what
kind of cursor is currently used.


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