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Re: [PATCH] About the :distant-foreground face attribute

From: Jan Djärv
Subject: Re: [PATCH] About the :distant-foreground face attribute
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 07:39:35 +0100


15 jan 2014 kl. 05:25 skrev Daniel Colascione <address@hidden>:

> On 01/14/2014 08:22 PM, Stefan Monnier wrote:
>>> Well, my position is not to revert, so by doing that nobody is happy.
>>> Why is that good?  Anyway, as I said before, this is Stefans call.
>>> But I always assumed we are talking post-release here as your code
>>> clearly don't belong in a feature freeze.  Again, Stefans call.
>> In the short term, indeed, Daniel's patch is too new for 24.4.
>> But in the longer term, I like the idea of being able to write Elisp
>> code to fine-tune the colors.
>> So the :distant-foreground might not be useful after 24.4.
>> IOW, if we keep it for 24.4, I think we should hide it so we can remove
>> it later.  Not sure how to do that, tho.
>> What do you guys think?
> Right. There's a dilemma here --- that's why I'm suggesting we should revert 
> to 24.3 behavior and, for the next release, implement the functionality in a 
> more general way. I don't think the original bug is a release blocker.

Just mark and document :distant-foreground as deprecated if you know now that 
it will be changed.  I do think the bug fix should be in the release.  Why 
should we make Emacs have less usability that Eclipse, XCode and Visual Studio? 
 Makes no sense to me.

        Jan D.

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