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Re: [PATCH] Re: Algorithm in electric-pair--unbalanced-strings-p unsuita

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Re: Algorithm in electric-pair--unbalanced-strings-p unsuitable for CC Mode
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2019 17:24:36 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

Hello, Stefan.

On Mon, Jul 08, 2019 at 12:33:56 -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > While I'm not completely sure what this will look like, my gut reaction
> > to this description is "Yuck!!  Ugly hack to workaround breakage
> > introduced by other ugly hack!"
> > Usually this leads to yet more ugly hacks.

> BTW, re-reading this, I see it could be taken as a personal attack, so
> I want to clarify that I consider Emacs to be full of ugly hacks and
> that a significant proportion of them come directly from me:
> sometimes it's still the best we can come up with :-(

> But I obviously still think in this case that the choice of leaving the
> text on subsequent lines (after a string with no \ nor closing ")
> highlighted as if they were part of the string is a much better option.

No it is not.  I explained this in detail last Thursday, to which your
reply was to snip my explanation, apparently without reading it.  You
then posed another point to which what you had snipped containe the

If you really believe that the old way is better, then I suggest you
take up that post of mine from last Thursday and actually debate the
issues with me.

The fact that it is difficult to get CC Mode's fontification in most
other modes which are constrained by the restrictive
syntax-propertize-function mechanism is not a good argument against CC
Mode; rather it should act as a spur to remove those restrictions from
those other modes.

>         Stefan

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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