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Re: Question about display engine

From: Ergus
Subject: Re: Question about display engine
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 11:17:27 +0200
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On August 8, 2019 10:45:49 AM GMT+02:00, martin rudalics <address@hidden> wrote:
> > 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 ...

In our case in gui we have a space for new line that can be highlited even in 
empty lines at the end of the line. In vim this space only exists in insert 

> > (I am not telling that we
>> should adopt that approach, but it looks very reasonable and simple
> > 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
> > need to reinvent the wheel) and Eli should make the design choice so
>> we/he can start implementing that; otherwise it will be forgotten
> > hours and hours of arguments and at the end there will be always
> > somebody unhappy.

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