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bug#30230: 27.0.50; find-face-definition wrong result for default face


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#30230: 27.0.50; find-face-definition wrong result for default face
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:13:06 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Basil L. Contovounesios" <address@hidden> writes:

> Steps to reproduce:
>
> 1. emacs -Q
> 2. M-x find-face-definition RET default RET
>
> Expected result: point at definition of default defface in
> lisp/faces.el.
>
> Actual result: point in docstring of face-spec-recalc defun in
> lisp/faces.el

Yup.

> Some solution suggestions, in order of increasing complexity:
>
> 1. Reword aforementioned docstring to make it look less like a defface,
>    e.g. by replacing parens with brackets.
>
> 2. Replace find-face-regexp in find-function-regexp-alist with a
>    function which repeats the find-face-regexp search until point is
>    actually at a defface.

At least it could look around and see whether it's in a doc string or a
comment, and not return the definition if it's there, I would have
thought?  And without looking at the code, I would imagine that that
shouldn't be very difficult.

> Let me know what you think and whether you would like me to provide a
> patch.

Yes, please patches.  :-)

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