[Openmcl-devel] A question about ticket #400

Gail Zacharias gz at clozure.com
Sat Jun 20 16:44:23 UTC 2009


At 6/20/2009 12:25 PM, Glen Foy wrote:
>In browsing the tickets today I came across this:
>
>"Define and implement an API for managing text attributes in editor buffers.
>
>It's not a near-term goal to make these text attributes persistent 
>(i.e., to somehow save them with the file, via extended attributes 
>on files or whatever), though it might be worthwhile to keep such a 
>possibility in mind when designing the API."
>
>
>No persistent text attributes??


Yeah, here's the thing...  The API can easily provide any number of 
functions such as save/load-buffer-as-html or save/load-buffer-as-rtf 
or 
save/load-buffer-in-home-baked-format-with-font-info-encoded-in-lisp-comments 
or whatever, stuff like that would be trivial to write.  The problem 
is that it's not clear to me what Hemlock should actually do to save 
the attributes, given the reality of living in a unix file 
system.  Any thoughts?




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