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Re: overlays?

From: Jambunathan K
Subject: Re: overlays?
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:51:44 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

lee <address@hidden> writes:

> Since now I understand the difference between font-lock and overlays,
> I need to find out what hi-lock.el uses them for and what it does with
> them.

If you do

   M-x font-lock-mode

then font-lock gets disabled (or enabled).

If font locking is disabled, hi-lock will use overlays and not the
fontification engine for displaying highlights.

(I think in certain terminal types, font-locking is not available and
overlays get used.  Someone can correct me if I am wrong or provide more
information in this regard.)

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