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Re: evaluating numbers

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: evaluating numbers
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:39:38 +0200

> From: Jean-Christophe Helary <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2019 19:40:26 +0900
> Wouldn't it be more logical to only try the font used in the buffer at stake 
> and give a proper evaluation of the number ?

Emacs uses quite a few fonts in the default configuration, and it
would be hard to explain why we sometimes display the character and
sometimes don't.

> How do we expect people to understand that there is a limitation when they 
> don't see anything above 127 ?

By reading the documentation?

Anyway, this train has left the station: we originally didn't limit
the values at all, and always displayed the corresponding character.
We changed that because people complained that sometimes evaluating an
integer expression takes a long time.

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