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bug#5397: 23.1; Lack of point-motion property for overlays and text prop

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#5397: 23.1; Lack of point-motion property for overlays and text properties[PATCH]
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2016 17:17:31 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden writes:

> This patch introduces a 'point-motion property for overlays and text 
> properties.
> This property is a function that is run whenever the point enters or leaves 
> that
> text property/overlay.  As currently implemented, the function is also run on
> point motion; there was some discussion about this.  For the full discussion 
> of
> this, see:  
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2009-09/msg00244.html
> or:
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/cgi-bin/namazu.cgi?query=Overalays+and+point-entered&submit=Search!&idxname=emacs-devel&max=20&result=normal&sort=score&whence=20
> as it looks like the thread linked above has messages missing.

I'm not sure I think the complexity is worth it -- you can do this with
a regular post-command-hook function that just keeps track of the

So I'm closing this bug report.  If somebody thinks this is something
that Emacs should have, please reopen.

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