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Re: overlay start/end marker access funs?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: overlay start/end marker access funs?
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 13:07:56 -0500

> I wanted to augment `describe-text-at' to print the start/end
> insertion-types of overlays, but there doesn't seem to be any way to
> actually get that info in elisp.
> So, I thought it might be nice to add `overlay-start-marker'and
> `overlay-end-marker' access functions -- then one could use
> `marker-insertion-type' to do what I want.
> Does anyone see a problem with allowing elisp access to these markers?
> (or is there one already, and I'm missing it?)
> [If there is a problem, I guess something like `overlay-start-insertion-type'
> and `overlay-end-insertion-type' would be OK, then.]

The lack of this functionality is already noted in subr.el in
the definition of `copy-overlay'.  So I agree it would be good to have.


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