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Re: Eliminating a couple of independent face definitions

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Eliminating a couple of independent face definitions
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2011 12:05:03 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Štěpán Němec <address@hidden> writes:

> Making two faces that were originally orange and green both orange(ish)
> doesn't sound like a terribly good idea.

Fair enough.  So, let's make it font-lock-variable-name-face and
font-lock-type-face, which are orange and green by default.

> Similarly to my reaction to your similar proposal on the Gnus list -- I
> don't think you can use the current very limited set of default font
> lock faces for all the various faces out there (or "in there" in Emacs
> core). Maybe you could introduce some more default faces to begin with,
> from which the others could then more sensibly inherit?

The counterargument is that the majority of faces out there already do
inherit from font-lock and other basic faces.

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