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Re: forward-comment and syntax-ppss

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: forward-comment and syntax-ppss
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:12:40 +0200

> Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 18:06:09 -0800 (PST)
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> Cc: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> > From where I'm standing, the things you use it for (hide
> > buffer contents)
> No.  Narrowing is not used to "hide buffer contents".  That's not
> the point of narrowing, even if it is one effect.  It's used to
> make some buffer contents inaccessible to certain (many, typical,
> ordinary) operations.  It is not just you who does not see parts
> of the buffer; it is also Emacs features that do not perceive
> them.

Narrowing is used for both of these effects.  One clear example of the
former is Info mode, where the buffer is always narrowed to the
current node.

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