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Re: display problem

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: display problem
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 22:13:59 +0300

> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 00:10:52 -0400
>     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.
> I don't think so.  If the goal is to change the display of a
> particular char code, doing that with overlays or text properties is
> pretty painful.

Well, then let's devise another solution, then.  But doing this with
C-like bit-shifting is simply ugly and non-Lispy, to say nothing of
magical constants like 19 or 22.

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