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Re: definition lines in Info - 1) link, 2) highlight

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: definition lines in Info - 1) link, 2) highlight
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 23:01:48 +0200
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"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

>         > I think it could be a lot simpler.  Just add a loop to
>         > Info-fontify-node which would search for that regexp and
>         > apply some faces to the parts that match.
>         Introducing new faces is never simple.
>     It doesn't need to use new faces.  Surely there is some existing
>     font lock face that would be usable.
> Faces are like global variables - user options. You wouldn't think
> of "reusing" some user option that happened to have a default value
> of t or nil or 100 that you were after, instead of defining a new
> user option that had the same default value - because customizing
> one might not be appropriate for the uses of the other. The same is
> true of faces.

[Rest of lecture deleted]

Uhm, Drew?  There is a slight probability that Richard has some
passing acquaintance with faces.  Instead of lecturing him, it might
be smarter to ask for an explanation if you don't get his point.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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