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Re: Ideas for hl-line-mode

From: Dave Abrahams
Subject: Re: Ideas for hl-line-mode
Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2011 13:37:40 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/23.3 (darwin)

on Sat Oct 01 2011, Eli Zaretskii <eliz-AT-gnu.org> wrote:

>> From: Dave Abrahams <address@hidden>
>> Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 17:53:13 -0400
>> > If you provide a list of those modes which you are interested in, we
>> > could see whether the fact they are `special' is a coincidence or
>> > something else.
>> I'm interested in all present and future modes.
> I was asking about those modes where you'd like to see hl-line-mode
> active.
>> I don't see anything in the manual that suggests the two sets in
>> question will be/should be/are identical.
> From the ELisp manual:
>    * If this mode is appropriate only for specially-prepared text
>      produced by the mode itself (rather than by the user typing at the
>      keyboard or by an external file), then the major mode command
>      symbol should have a property named `mode-class' with value
>      `special', put on as follows:
>           (put 'funny-mode 'mode-class 'special)
>      [...] Modes such as Dired, Rmail, and Buffer List use this feature.

Exactly my point.  I read that text, and it doesn't suggest to me that
horizontal position will be irrelevant in those modes.  Consider an
Emacs tic-tac-toe game, for example.

Dave Abrahams
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