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Re: checkdoc (was: mh-e 6.2 imminent)

From: Henrik Enberg
Subject: Re: checkdoc (was: mh-e 6.2 imminent)
Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2002 01:58:36 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.3.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     I think it's pretty natural to end them with -face.  For one thing, it
>     makes it easy to look up with apropos.  And take something like
>     `font-lock-keyword-face', what would be a better name?  the current
>     name is self-documenting.
> But we don't want to end all of them with `face'.  It would be a pain
> in the neck if faces like `italic' and `underline' ended that way.

Those kinds on names are pretty common when it comes to
typography, but names like font-lock-keyword or diff-added would be
less clear.

> Have you actually used this to look them up with apropos?

Occasionally, when I was a newbie, though I didn't know about
list-faces-display then.  I think Miles idea about an appropos-face
command sounds useful. 

Booting... /vmemacs.el

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