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Re: use faces on the mode-line for compile.el

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: use faces on the mode-line for compile.el
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 12:53:13 -0800

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

  > > If the mode-line for the compilation buffer would be a bit more
  > > visible it would be easier to see if a compilation is still running
  > > (which is handy if you have compilations that take a long time and
  > > don't want to spend too much time checking if it's done).
  > > Also if the compilation fails it's nice to be able to see it faster.
  > > It can be seen with just the peripheral vision, or from farther away
  > > from the screen.
  > I think it would be more useful if the result message displayed
  > in the minibuffer was the same as at the end of the compilation
  > buffer, i.e.
  > Compilation exited abnormally with code 1 at Sun Feb 24 19:36:34
  > The date part at the end of this message may be not necessary
  > when displayed in the minibuffer.

That was just a debug leftover...

  > > A simple patch can accomplish the above. It uses
  > > font-lock-warning-face which is designed to be highly visible.
  > What do you think about using a special compilation face
  > `compilation-error' that inherits from `font-lock-warning-face'?

No opinion, feel free to change it if it works...

  > But maybe we should add a new face?

We have enough faces, there should be a suitable one...

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