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Re: face-remapping patch

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: face-remapping patch
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 11:30:57 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> BTW, one reason for why a remapping alist is so nice is that it
> leverages Emacs' existing infrastructure well.  In particular, the
> user-related parts like face customization are built around global
> named faces (even frame-specific faces are not handled well [at all?]
> by this).
> When a major mode to remaps `default' to `my-mode-default', existing
> mechanisms can be used to handle things like user-customization of
> `my-mode-default'.

This really sounds like a problem space usually addressed with
"specifiers" in XEmacs.  Unfortunately, I have never been able to figure
them out.

David Kastrup

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