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Re: define-major-mode

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: define-major-mode
Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2010 08:30:27 +0900

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>> Somebody remind me why there's no define-major-mode macro...?
>> I know the same effect can be achieved with (define-derived-mode foo
>> fundamental-mode ...), but thought that Richard didn't people to do that
>> (I sort of agree that it looks kludgey)...
> Nowadays, most modes should derive from another: either special-mode,
> text-mode or prog-mode.  And fundamental-mode (aka nil) is a perfectly
> valid parent mode, if none of those fit.

hmm, I didn't know about `prog-mode' and `special-mode' -- when did
those appear?  [I'm wondering if they'd be acceptable to external
maintainers supporting older emacs versions/xemacs.]


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