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Re: font-lock-comment-delimiter-face

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: font-lock-comment-delimiter-face
Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 17:01:04 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> BTW, let me try to be constructive instead of just trying to shoot down
> the feature.
> How 'bout we change the current buggy code and replace it with something
> more general (and thus more useful to those people who aren't among the
> rare few who use 8 color ttys and whose red is not readable and who haven't
> already changed their font-lock colors):
> Introduce font-lock-comment-keywords which would basically work like
> font-lock-keywords, except it's applied only to comments (with the buffer
> narrowed to just the comment so that comment-start-skip matches correctly,
> without needing font-lock-comment-start-skip).  This way we could highlight
> all nested comments in SML, or we could highlight the "*" used on some
> continuation lines in some multiline C commenting styles, and people could
> set it to nil if they don't care about the feature, and major modes could
> add stuff to it, e.g. to highlight javadoc directives, ...

That would be excellent -- after the release.

Since there is such a good way to DTRT, I definitely think
the current comment delimiter highlighting should be removed.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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