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Re: Question about display engine

From: martin rudalics
Subject: Re: Question about display engine
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2019 10:45:49 +0200

> VIM, when toggle to visual mode it only highlights the real
> text. The rest of the line stays unchanged. This is useful to detect
> trailing whitespaces when no set by default

... at the expense of not being able to tell where the region ends or
starts within a bunch of consecutive newlines ...

> (I am not telling that we
> should adopt that approach, but it looks very reasonable and simple and
> it is the default in most gui libraries; so also for the users)

> I think that these are the most extended approaches around (so we don't
> need to reinvent the wheel) and Eli should make the design choice so
> we/he can start implementing that; otherwise it will be forgotten after
> hours and hours of arguments and at the end there will be always
> somebody unhappy.



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