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Re: search-invisible and friends

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: search-invisible and friends
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 17:50:27 +0300

> From: Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org>
> Cc: yuri.v.khan@gmail.com,  monnier@iro.umontreal.ca,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 16:40:53 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
> > My main problem with this proposal is that it places the onus on the
> > Lisp program which generates the text with display and other
> > properties, instead of giving control to the search command.  That
> > would mean that existing Lisp programs that use these properties will
> > not support these features of searching.
> It does, but I think only the code that generates the text covered by
> display property knows that its semantics are.

What do you mean by "semantics" here?  The effect of each kind of
display property wrt hiding the covered text is known in advance.

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