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Re: [Patch]: Allow overlay arrows to be inserted before the text at colu

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [Patch]: Allow overlay arrows to be inserted before the text at column zero rather than splatting it.
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:46:11 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
> Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 05:30:24 -0400
> >> I think it's a general consensus that the "overlay arrow" feature
> >> should be walked away of, and at some point should be deprecated.
> >> I'd prefer not to base new code on that kludge.
> I didn't know there's a consensus around that, but I'm happy to
> hear it and I'm definitely in agreement with that consensus.

See? we already have a consensus.

> Indeed.  Tho, IMO the implementation shouldn't be done in the glyph
> matrix but in an additional layer drawn on top of the rending of the
> glyph matrix (this way it can work even when the "hidden" text uses
> proportional fonts, or a different size, or an image, ...).

We can do all that on the glyph matrix level, it just is more tedious
than the current simplistic implementation.

There's also the display margin alternative...

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