[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: 23.0.60; whitespace.el mishap

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: 23.0.60; whitespace.el mishap
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 15:03:01 +0900

Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:
>> That's good. However, I'm unable to reproduce it on the installed emacs 
>> in fencepost.
> In case you're confused, the whitespace.el in question is not the one
> you wrote (as far as I can tell). Someone recently renamed that one to
> old-whitespace.el and installed a new one, which seems like a recipe
> for exactly this kind of confusion. This "whitespace.el" is only in
> the Emacs CVS trunk (I think).

I gather that Richard wanted the new functionality to use the
"whitespace" name, which makes some sense, but it seems seems to have
been done rather clumsily in some cases.  E.g. the new
"whitespace-buffer" command seems completely different than the old
"whitespace-buffer" command, and really there seems no good reason for
it.  [It's more or less a mode, but isn't called "...-mode", doesn't
follow emacs mode conventions well, e.g., it doesn't togglex, and
there's _also_ "whitespace-mode" which offers different, but related,


My books focus on timeless truths.  -- Donald Knuth

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]