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Re: [Emacs-trunk-diffs] Changes to emacs/lisp/faces.el

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [Emacs-trunk-diffs] Changes to emacs/lisp/faces.el
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 18:48:55 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>> This is a very useful feature which makes visually more noticeable
>> all potentially dangerous control characters or other special glyphs
>> which doesn't correspond to a character.
>> Ok, I can see that that could be useful.  But implementing it
>> by setting up a default display table is a kludge.  The right way
>> is to change the code that implements the standard display conventions,
>> to make it use the desired face when it generates these glyphs.
> A lot of things in Emacs have default faces on by default. Why should these
> strange multiglyph characters not also?

Actually I just saw it in action in a buffer that was outline-minor-mode'd
(an elisp buffer where every function is folded on a single line) and the
grey background face on the "..." looks really ugly.

I don't mind it on ^L and \201 kind of things (which aren't pretty anyway
and do deserve some kind of warning), but I think that on the ellipsis
glyph, it's a sin.


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