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bug#35419: [O] [Proposal] Buffer Lenses and the Case of Org-Mode (also,

From: Dmitrii Korobeinikov
Subject: bug#35419: [O] [Proposal] Buffer Lenses and the Case of Org-Mode (also, Jupyter)
Date: Sun, 5 Apr 2020 16:05:08 +0600

Thank you for the insight and the references! Quite useful to learn
about this stuff.

вс, 5 апр. 2020 г. в 07:46, Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>:
> Hi!
> Some late clarifications about mmm-mode.
> On 26.04.2019 00:00, Dmitrii Korobeinikov wrote:
> >  > A lot of the functionality of MMM Mode---that which makes the major mode
> >  > appear to change---is implemented by saving and restoring the values of
> >  > local variables, or pseudo-variables.
> >
> > What I don't understand is where the modes of the submode region run and
> > when they are turned on.
> They are run in an empty temporary buffer, see mmm-update-mode-info.
> That is true for all the "submodes" in a buffer. The primary major mode
> is run in the context of that buffer (IIRC). After any of them runs, the
> code responsible for it collects the values of a certain number of known
> variables and associates that map with the major mode (this is a bit of
> a simplification).
> > Are necessary modes just allowed to run at the right time for the whole
> > buffer?
> When you move between the "chunks", no major mode functions are called.
> Instead, the values of variables are swapped in. Including the value of
> the 'major-mode' variable.
> > But then, how are they limited in their effect to just the
> > necessary region? Narrowing?
> Usually, yes. Especially when we're talking about font-lock and
> syntax-propertize-function. See mmm-fontify-region-list for an example.
> > Could, for example, syntax checking be done efficiently that way?
> That depends on the combination of modes and how they are used (either
> they can be nested, like in web templates, or it's a flat list where
> chunks are largely independent like in Jupyter). But in most cases, I
> think, you could pick a good strategy. There are no universal ones, though.

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