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Re: address@hidden: Re: mouse cannot be used in *grep* buffer if font-lo
Re: address@hidden: Re: mouse cannot be used in *grep* buffer if font-lock is turned off]
Wed, 20 Oct 2004 00:39:59 +0200
Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)
address@hidden (Daniel Pfeiffer) writes:
> I too am not sure about the argument of always running this if you
> get no benefit. As for compilation and grep the benefit is clear.
> Font-lock has rather good parsing capabilities, and these modes need
> that. The gaudiness is a side effect really.
Sounds like the "if all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like
a nail" concept. If font lock is employed for something it is not
intended for because of efficiency, maybe we need to abtract the
parsing parts into useful packages of their own and make font lock use
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum