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Re: Question about display engine

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Question about display engine
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 20:35:57 +0300

> Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2019 10:15:53 +0200
> From: Ergus <address@hidden>
> Cc: martin rudalics <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> In gui our actual behavior seems to be very reasonable and simple (And
> we haven't too many complains about this.). It extends the region
> colors, but not the underline (and similes). For me this makes sense
> because underline empty spaces after \n, until the page border, does not
> really means anything as conceptually there is nothing that should be
> underlined there.
> The "surprise" is that there is no code for this effect in the display
> engine and it has to do with some X||gtk feature in use. (That's why I
> needed to ad an extra glyph after the indicator.)

We simply clear-to-end-of-line using the background color.

> 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.

I don't think this is just my decision, I still hope others will chime
in with opinions.

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