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Re: overlays?

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: overlays?
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:17:13 +0100

Dnia 2014-03-18, o godz. 02:40:35
lee <address@hidden> napisaƂ(a):

> Hi,
> could someone please shed a light on the purpose of overlays?  I`m
> wondering under what circumstances they are used, or need to be used.
> Are they a feature that has been obsoleted by font-lock, or are they
> still needed?

With the risk that I say something stupid: isn't font-lock used for
syntax highlighting?  If yes, then: what about i-search (using
overlays) in a font-lock'ed buffer?


Marcin Borkowski
Adam Mickiewicz University

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