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Re: Turning off colorization

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Turning off colorization
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:05:16 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>   > > M-x font-lock-mode will turn off colorization, but it's not a name
>   > > that will come to a user's mind very easily.  How about making
>   > > colorize-mode an alias for font-lock-mode?
>   > >
>   > > Also, how about putting it in the Options menu?
>   > Why not "syntax-highlight-mode"?
> There's nothing wrong with that name,
> but it's not what a user will think of.
> What the mode normally does is put the text in color.
> A user will think of typing M-x color TAB
> to look for a name.
> So I think it should have the name colorize-mode.
> If it also has the name syntax-highlight-mode, that is fine too.

Having both would be okay, although I think everyone will look for
syntax-highlight. It is what the Emacs FAQ calls it for instance.


But any name other than font-lock which is cryptic in the extreme.


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