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Re: kill ring menu

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: kill ring menu
Date: 20 May 2002 10:10:23 +0900

Colin Walters <address@hidden> writes:
> Since we've agreed to go to the trouble of changing replace.el,
> comint.el, ibuffer.el, etc. to support this new interface, we could take
> this opportunity to put in a more "permanent" interface, that we expect
> authors of "special" modes not distributed with Emacs to use.

I note that you seem to have ignored the suggestion that there be a
layer on top of whatever you're doing now, that just adds a
`font-lock-function' variable which font-lock calls to do the _entire
job_ of turning on or off fontification (presumably this would default
to using the normal font-lock mechanism).

Doing it this way, the font-lock interface is entirely separate from the
mechanism, without precluding other changes to make font-lock more
useful.  Info and comint, at least, could easily support such a function
using their current ad-hoc fontification machinery.

[maybe it's also a good idea to make other mechanisms that simplify
font-locking, but it's an orthognal issue]

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