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Re: definition lines in Info - 1) link, 2) highlight

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: definition lines in Info - 1) link, 2) highlight
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 18:49:13 -0400
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"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

>     >     It doesn't need to use new faces.  Surely there is some existing
>     >     font lock face that would be usable.
>     >
>     > Faces are like global variables - user options. You wouldn't think
>     > of "reusing" some user option that happened to have a default value
>     > of t or nil or 100 that you were after, instead of defining a new
>     > user option that had the same default value - because customizing
>     > one might not be appropriate for the uses of the other. The same is
>     > true of faces.
>     [Rest of lecture deleted]
>     Uhm, Drew?  There is a slight probability that Richard has some
>     passing acquaintance with faces.  Instead of lecturing him, it might
>     be smarter to ask for an explanation if you don't get his point.
> Sorry to blaspheme in your eyes, but... Richard is (shudder) human, and is
> not always right. Please don't assume that disagreeing with Richard means
> not understanding his point. Likewise, Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, Marx, Dylan,
> and the rest.
> As to *your* technical point in this discussion: =?

Though David was a tad abrasive in pointing this out, I too didn't see
the point of your grand-post.  After all, the whole point of the
default font-lock faces is to be re-used in many different situations.

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