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RE: font-lock-maximum-decoration should be 2 by default?

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: font-lock-maximum-decoration should be 2 by default?
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:50:56 -0700

>   > Yes, Emacs Dev concluded after many years that `t' is the 
>   > most appropriate default value.
> Interesting. I am curious of reasons for that. Cannot see one 
> by myself, but I must be missing something.

Actually, the default has been `t' for as long as I can recall.  Eli has said it
is since 20.1.  Stefan has conjectured that it is ever since the variable has

But these too might be of interest.  Suggestion: start with the last.  This
useful feature (font-lock levels) is apparently already on its way to the trash
heap (its removal is marked `pending' for 24.2).  We will apparently soon have
no choice in the matter - the behavior will be hard-coded as maximum decoration.

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