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bug#17021: 24.3.50; extension to hi-lock.el

From: David Koppelman
Subject: bug#17021: 24.3.50; extension to hi-lock.el
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 13:43:03 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

This does sound useful, but I'd need to see the patch. Use of this
variable should be guarded by hi-lock-file-patterns-policy too.

Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org> writes:

> lee <lee@yun.yagibdah.de> writes:
>> | This is an extension to hi-lock mode (of bzr revno 116727):
>> | 
>> | You can use the buffer-local variable `hi-lock-patterns-file' to
>> | specify a file to write the higlighting-patterns to.  When this
>> | variable is set, the highlighting-patterns will be kept in a dedicated
>> | buffer instead of being written into the very file you`re editing.
> This patch unfortunately got no attention when it was posted seven years
> ago, and it no longer applies to Emacs 28.
> I am not a hi-lock user myself -- are there anybody else on the bugs
> mailing list here that can comment on whether this is something we'd
> want to add?  It does sound useful to me, but I'm not really familiar
> with how hi-lock works.

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