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Re: forward-comment and syntax-ppss

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: forward-comment and syntax-ppss
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:08:06 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

> The idea is to move the user-facing narrowing commands to some other
> foundation (like the invisible and maybe intangible text properties),
> freeing the narrowing facility for use by the Lisp code.

While it might be a good direction, it's not as simple as it sounds,
since many uses of the C-x n n command looks like "narrow to the region,
and then apply <blabla> to the whole buffer": I think it will be tricky
to make overlays that mimick this behavior sufficiently well.


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