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Re: Global overlay (ITS#3080)

ando@sys-net.it wrote:

> ando@sys-net.it wrote:
>>>Patch for global overlay.  Since it introduces a marked discontinuity
>>>with current HEAD code, and may impact many aspects of code usage, and
>>>it dfinitely requires some architectural discussion, I prefer to submit
>>>it as a patch rather than directly committing.
> I'm keeping this patch up to date every now and then; it's working fine 
> right now
> (passes all tests and allows to use a number of overlays in the frontend).
> I'm about to submit an up-to-date version of the patch.
> I'd like to hear comments about it so that we may decide whether to follow
> this development line or drop it.

It looks good to me but I don't understand what all the "FIXME: 
temporary" parts are about.

In particular, there are features already in this patch that I had 
planned for back-config, so I would like to see this work committed.

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