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Re: Global Font Lock by default

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Global Font Lock by default
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2005 13:08:10 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Richard M. Stallman" <address@hidden> writes:

>     Maybe we should have a --no-font-lock -nfl options....
> I don't see a need for them.  There is no reason to make
> a command line option for every Emacs option.
> Command line options are mainly useful for things
> that you might want to do differently from one Emacs invocation
> to another.  I don't think that font lock is in that class.

One might want to open a file that has serious performance issues or
other problems in font lock mode.

Also, I think that for -batch, it does not make sense to have font
lock enabled.

> Besides, people will think that -nfl means it follows
> US-style football rules.

And we all know that Emacs is currently quite more than a quarterback.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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