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Re: Future of display engine and lines

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Future of display engine and lines
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 23:08:29 -0500

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  > In any case, I don't think multiple-cursors have necessarily anything
  > to do with the way we store and process buffer text.  It's a display
  > feature, not necessarily a text-editing feature.

I agree.

  > I think if we ever seriously consider changing the representation of
  > buffer text, we should consider first what will benefit faster display
  > operations, not the efficiency of insertions and deletions.  Because
  > without well-known display problems, we won't have a good enough
  > reason to change the buffer text representation in the first place.
  > And it must be a very good reason, because the job of changing that
  > representation is not a trivial one.

I agree with that too.

BTW, I think the data format used for text properties is similar to a

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