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Re: address@hidden: customizing hl-line-face should reset global-hl-line

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: address@hidden: customizing hl-line-face should reset global-hl-line-overlay to nil]
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 13:13:45 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

>     > However, please see my other email about using a face instead
>     > of a user option (variable). Wouldn't that also take care of this
>     > problem? That is, if there is no face variable, and users change
>     > the face itself, then that would be immediately reflected in the
>     > overlay, no?
>     It would.  But it would break other people's customizations as well.
> Do you really think that would affect a lot of people negatively? I don't. I
> think that most users of hl-line (both of them ;-)) will appreciate having a
> face to customize.

I suspect the users who care about "having a face to customize" forms
is an even smaller subset than those that will get annoyed by having
their existing customizations break.  Note that hl-line-mode has been
in Emacs since 1999.

I think Martin's patch is correct.

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