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Re: Mysterious fontification/C++ context issue - Patch for beginning-of-

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Mysterious fontification/C++ context issue - Patch for beginning-of-defun-raw.
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 11:44:49 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.91 (gnu/linux)

"Sean O'Rourke" <address@hidden> writes:

> Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:
>> This binding should take place in CC-mode code; there's no
>> reason to expect all beginning-of-defun functions to run with
>> beginning-of-defun-function rebound to nil.
> I think this is a reasonable expectation: if the custom b-o-d-f
> wants to call itself, it can do so directly, and b-o-d-f needs to
> be bound to nil at some point anyways to avoid recursion.  It's
> probably less error-prone to do it in just one place, rather than
> letting each new foo-mode's foo-beginning-of-defun discover this
> problem for itself.

OTOH, there's no other place in Emacs that assumes that you should
bind foo-function to nil before calling foo-function.  That would be
considered surprising behavior.

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