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Re: Last steps for pretesting (font-lock-extend-region-function)

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Last steps for pretesting (font-lock-extend-region-function)
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 17:33:00 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> I say to you again - your solution is not robust.  I don't think it's
> been tried at all (correct me if I'm wrong).  A variant form of
> f-l-extend-region-f (the advice on the f-l a-c-functions, as implemented
> for AWK Mode) has been in use since June 2003, and so far no bugs related
> to it have been reported by users.  We are both aware of a refinement
> which is needed, namely calling some sort of f-l-extend-region-f from
> f-l-d-f-r and j-l-f-n.

> So - please leave the better tested mechanism in place.

I feel like Alice in wonderland: you talk as if I wanted to remove
a well-established hook in favor of some new fangled feature, whereas the
font-lock-multiline property is the one that's been in Emacs since 21.1,
whereas your hook is the one that's new and that you want to add to

I think in order to justify this new hook you need to show that the
pre-existing font-lock-multiline solution is not good enough in some cases.
I know you have a distaste for it, but I find it to be a far cry from
showing that it's not good enough.


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