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Re: Proposal to make font-locking easier to understand

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Proposal to make font-locking easier to understand
Date: 18 Feb 2002 17:25:34 -0500
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>>>>> "Alan" == Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:
> The "syntactic keyword pass" should become the "syntax-table-property pass";
> .  "syntactic pass"         ................. "string pass";
>     "keyword pass" should stay as it is, since it's self-explanatory once
> the other confusing terms are cleared away.

I agree that the names aren't very enlightening, but I think it's a bit
late to change them.  Improving the doc would be more helpful.

> "font-lock-keywords-case-fold-search" should become
> "..-keywords-case-insensitive".  This makes clearer that we're talking
> about a flag, not a regular expression used in searching, or a
> user-supplied function which is to do this type of searching, or ....

It's called that way because it's the font-lock-specific version of
the `case-fold-search' variable (which is also a boolean).


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