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Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 51e7e46: Font-lock elisp macros/special forms d

From: Artur Malabarba
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 51e7e46: Font-lock elisp macros/special forms dynamically
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2015 22:35:03 -0300

My initial reaction was the same as Drew, I was surprised at seing
this implemented without previous discussion. However...

I'm testing this change now and I like it! Of course there needs to be
a way for macros do declare themselves non-special. But I think being
special by default is a good choice.

I also vote for enabling this by default. Disabling an unwanted
feature is 100 times easier than discovering an unknown feature, for
newbies and veterans alike.

Finally, I'm positively surprised at how fast the update function is.
I would have expected some lag, but haven't found any (even though I'm

2015-03-15 16:15 GMT-03:00 Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>:
>> Is it really a good idea to highlight *all* macros? Many are meant to be
>> used just like functions and have the same semantics.
> IMNSHO most of those are mistakes (should use compiler-macros instead).
>> Instead of updating a big macro regexp after load, there should be
>> a `declare' attribute that would let specific macros (and functions)
>> opt into being fontified specially.
> Maybe the other way around would be better: add a declaration that says
> "this macro faithfully mimicks the behavior of a function".
>> As it is, I'm going to have to disable this functionality locally.
> I must admit I haven't tried it out yet, so I'm not sure if I'll like
> the result.
>         Stefan

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