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Re: bug#7771: 23.1; can't turn off font-lock-mode globally

From: K. Richard Pixley
Subject: Re: bug#7771: 23.1; can't turn off font-lock-mode globally
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2011 10:38:02 -0800
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On 20110103 05:43, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
From: "Drew Adams"<address@hidden>
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 00:13:03 -0800

compile (and grep) require font-lock to work.

They did not used to require font locking.  This is a regression, a feature
loss, if users are deprived of the Emacs `grep' and `compile' commands if they
simply turn off font-locking.

Users will not be deprived of anything, I think.  The problem is that
these features turn font-lock on in the compilation buffer, which is a
nuisance (for those who turned it off).

I think this is a question of user level.

I'm a pretty advanced and long time emacs users. But I know nothing of faces or font lock mode. I only know that when these buffers pop up they are illegible now where previously I relied on them quite heavily. M-x compile and M-x next-error make emacs historically one of the first IDE's and still one of the most powerful.

There's no easy path to figuring out why or how to fix them. In effect, the modes are unavailable. I mean, they're available, but they are illegible.


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