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ellipsis mode, etc.

Strip writes:

    ...Is there some sort of ellipsis mode for zmacs?...

bruce writes:

    ...the ZWEI redisplay code...is very dangerous for the timid to
    fiddle with!

What people seem to be looking for is a generic "object editor" that
would allow one to mix text, code, graphics, and so on. The question is:
could such an editor be practically implemented on top of ZWEI?

As an example, consider Concordia. It provide ellipsis, in that records
can be collapsed or expanded for outlining. Text and graphics can be
combined. But it also has a lot of quirks, many (if not all) of which
are due to the ZWEI underpinnings.

An interesting comment that appeared in the first Concordia manual was
that Concordia was based on "obsolete technology" (i.e. ZWEI). I think
that statement no longer appears.

John Krieger (s9274@srl1.lanl.gov)
Westinghouse Savannah River Company