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Re: comment-filling fixes

From: Dave Love
Subject: Re: comment-filling fixes
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 19:47:30 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.2 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     It seems to me a major failing that I have to rely on font-lock (and
>     thus on redisplay being done).  Is there a good reason why the lazy
>     text properties mechanism can't be tarted up (e.g. not just triggered
>     by `buffer-substring') and used to ensure syntax properties are
>     up-to-date for modes that need it?
> I seem to recall that there is already a facility for doing exactly
> this.  I recall that it was put in for exactly the reasons you have in
> mind, a few years ago.

I was referring to `(elisp)Lazy Properties' and the fact that they're
not updated by primitives that access text properties (as opposed to
buffer text).

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