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Re: A vision for multiple major modes: some design notes

From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: Re: A vision for multiple major modes: some design notes
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:49:57 +0200
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On 24.04.2016 21:59, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
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I tend to approach it from the other direction: is that handling of an
island as whitespace a satisfactory abstraction or not?
It's not an abstraction at all.  It's a trick, a device to make
adaptation to the island-world easier.  That text between two islands
of the same chain should be invisible for the mode that's active in
the chain -- that is an abstraction.  But no one says that text must
be treated as whitespace -- this is simply a convenient means to reach
your ends.  However, other means towards the same end might be
available, onces that don't overload [:space:] with an entirely alien

Sounds bug-sourcing. Hard to tell which conflicts might show up, but there is some probability.

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