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Re: evaluating numbers

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: evaluating numbers
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:55:20 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> A non-confusing solution to the issue “I have a code point and I’d
> like to know which character that is, but I don’t want Emacs to spend
> time trying all fonts to see if any of them has a glyph” could be to
> show the Unicode name for code points greater than
> eval-expression-print-maximum-character and less than (max-char).
>     232 (#o350, #xe8, LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH GRAVE)
>     1114109 (#o4177775, #x10fffd, <Plane 16 Private Use>)

To the extent that "LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH GRAVE" can't be used to
write 232 I don't like this suggestion, but I think you're on to
something: what if eval-expression-print-maximum-character was used only
to decide between `?<CHAR>` and `?\u<HEX>` ?


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