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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] About the :distant-foreground face attribute
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:40:07 +0200

> From: Josh <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:05:05 -0800
> Cc: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>, Jan Djärv <address@hidden>, 
>       Daniel Colascione <address@hidden>, Chong Yidong <address@hidden>, 
> emacs-devel <address@hidden>
> Though this does seem likely, it might be wise to adopt a less
> specific name for this attribute now in case other appropriate uses
> of this adjustment mechanism later come to light.  If we were to
> use a name like :attribute-filters or :attribute-adjusters we'd retain
> flexibility for the future even though we might only support
> adjusting foreground color initially (or indeed ever).

It has been a long tradition of Emacs not to generalize before there's
a clear and present need to.

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