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Re: display problem

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: display problem
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 13:15:56 +0900

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> I think this way of merging a face and a character code in a single
> number is a kludge, a relic of an old era when Emacs didn't have any
> other way to put faces on the text, and we intended to remove this at
> some point.  Maybe Emacs 23 is that point.  We now have text
> properties and overlays, so we shouldn't be needing this.

We have discussed this before; there are still uses for glyph codes
which aren't solved by text properties or overlays.  The example I know
about is display tables.

Perhaps another, better mechanism will come along which will supplant
glyph codes entirely, but there isn't one yet (AFAIK).


I'm beginning to think that life is just one long Yoko Ono album; no rhyme
or reason, just a lot of incoherent shrieks and then it's over.  --Ian Wolff

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