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Re: Turning off colorization

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Turning off colorization
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 16:03:27 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hello, Stefan.

On Thu, Nov 06, 2014 at 10:26:33AM -0500, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > I have to admit that one to be puzzling to me.  Why would one remove an
> > option from the menus because its default has changed?

> The reason why we added it to the menu is because "everyone" wanted to
> enable it, so we wanted to make it as easy as possible.
> OTOH I find it is rather rare for people to want to disable
> font-lock-mode (or jit-lock-mode for that matter).

It's not that rare for me.  I do it to make it less difficult to
diagnose bugs in font-locking.  Disabling font-lock-mode and setting
font-lock-support-mode to nil is a normal thing to do.

> To the point that it has crossed my mind a few times that maybe
> a redesign of the code is in order: get rid of the font-lock-mode minor
> mode, set fontification-functions globally (i.e. enable jit-lock in all
> buffers) and have it call font-lock-set-defaults.

You're trolling, right?  ;-)

>         Stefan

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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