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Re: define-major-mode

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: define-major-mode
Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2010 00:56:18 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

> Somebody remind me why there's no define-major-mode macro...?
> I know the same effect can be achieved with (define-derived-mode foo
> fundamental-mode ...), but thought that Richard didn't people to do that
> (I sort of agree that it looks kludgey)...

Nowadays, most modes should derive from another: either special-mode,
text-mode or prog-mode.  And fundamental-mode (aka nil) is a perfectly
valid parent mode, if none of those fit.


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