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

From: Vitalie Spinu
Subject: Re: font-lock-maximum-decoration should be 2 by default?
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 12:50:14 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130004 (Ma Gnus v0.4) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

  >> Jason Rumney <address@hidden>
  >> on Sun, 19 Aug 2012 11:34:15 +0800 wrote:

  > "Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:
  >> Uh, where do you see ANYTHING there that supports the claim that "the" 
  >> why the variable was _introduced_ in the first place was "to get snappier
  >> display"?

  > To have this suddenly become an issue in 2012 is somewhat of a surprise.

Issue in 2012 is unrelated to performance. And for some reason this
thread is drifting away from the original request. 

The request was to set font-lock-maximum-decoration to 2, in order to
give to mode developers a much higher flexibility in choosing the
default highlighting, and providing users with higher optional levels
of fortification.

Setting it to t, or removing altogether, imposes one-side-fits-all
philosophy, which is absurd in the case of such a subjective matter as


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