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Re: search-invisible and friends

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: search-invisible and friends
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 11:29:37 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> > A mode that replaces one word with another could decide which aspects
>> > (display, search and/or text-to-speech) it wants to affect and how.
>> Yup.
> 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.

There's also the question of writing the code that performs the search
while obeying those properties (for added fun, there's the case of
matches that span chunks of text covered and not-covered).


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