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Re: evaluating numbers

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: evaluating numbers
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2019 21:23:00 +0900

> On Nov 8, 2019, at 19:03, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> From: Jean-Christophe Helary <address@hidden>
>> Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2019 09:36:32 +0900
>> What's the rationale behind limiting it to ascii and not to 0 displayed 
>> characters ?
> Any font used by Emacs for the default face will always be able to
> support ASCII characters, but that is not necessarily true for
> non-ASCII, not even for Latin (although in practice most if not all
> fonts do support the Latin-1 Supplement block.
>> Are there use cases where displaying an ascii character when evaluating an 
>> integer is more important than displaying an "é" ?
> This isn't about importance, this is about potential slowdown in
> displaying a simple integer result because Emacs needs to look for a
> suitable font.

Ok, so there are no needs whatsoever to display *any* character when evaluating 
an integer, am I correct ?

Also, eval-expression-print-maximum-character is described in "24.9 Evaluating 
Emacs Lisp Expressions" but unlike eval-expression-print-length and 
eval-expression-print-level it is not indexed in the elisp reference even 
though both are also described only in that same chapter. Is that an oversight ?

Jean-Christophe Helary
http://mac4translators.blogspot.com @brandelune

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