Emulated explicit mode
Strictly speaking, if implicit mode level 2 gets designed and implemented, explicit mode becomes superfluous. One could emulate explicit mode by embedding each paragraph in LRO…PDF or RLO…PDF.
This would still be a nasty hack, though.
It would complicate the way BiDi-aware apps have to make sure that those BiDi override characters get always preserved across partial or full updates of the screen. Apps that paint the canvas on their own could do it (but probably wouldn’t want to), apps that rely on existing screen handling libraries just could not (until the library adds support). Also, this “emulated explicit” mode couldn’t be used when explicit mode is used for “damage control” in BiDi-unaware apps.
Copy-pasting would perhaps also include these characters which would be unexpected.
I found it significantly cleaner to introduce (adapt from TR/53) explicit mode.