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Re: evaluating numbers

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: evaluating numbers
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 20:36:29 +0900

> On Nov 14, 2019, at 18:46, Yuri Khan <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Nov 2019 at 16:26, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> For "discoverability" (or "cognitive gap reduction") purposes, I'd rather 
>>> have something like
>>> 1114111 (#o4177777, #x10ffff, t)
>>> 232 (#o350, #xe8, t)
>>> or something similar where t is the value of characterp for that integer 
>>> when the integer is above the value of 
>>> eval-expression-print-maximum-character.
>> IMO, this would be extremely confusing.  We don't have any other APIs
>> like that, and using characterp in this case, if appropriate, is very
>> easy.
> A non-confusing solution to the issue “I have a code point and I’d
> like to know which character that is, but I don’t want Emacs to spend
> time trying all fonts to see if any of them has a glyph” could be to
> show the Unicode name for code points greater than
> eval-expression-print-maximum-character and less than (max-char).
>    232 (#o350, #xe8, LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH GRAVE)
>    1114109 (#o4177775, #x10fffd, <Plane 16 Private Use>)

Yes !!! :)

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

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