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Re: Buffer-local faces

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Buffer-local faces
Date: 04 May 2004 10:10:54 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

>> I'm not sure what's a useful generalization, maybe a "filtered inheritance"
>> where you can specify which attributes are inherited from a given parent.
> Yeah, the question is what's a good way to specify it?  It's always tempting
> to just throw in lisp code, but we've seen the messes that gets us into with
> the signal handlers &c...

Seriously, tho, the problem is not signal handlers (those are fixed
by -DSYNC_INPUT or by BLOCK_INPUT), but execution of Lisp code from within
the display engine (which can lead to crashes if the Lisp code modifies the
current buffer or does other such funny things).


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