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

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Re: Algorithm in electric-pair--unbalanced-strings-p unsuitable for CC Mode
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 12:40:57 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:

> That's fine for users of electric-pair-mode, but that's a minority
> sport.  Many, likely most, users don't use that mode.  For that
> majority, CC Mode no longer fontifies arbitrarily large pieces of code
> as a string.

That sounds like a good thing to me.

I understand the reasoning behind the "fontify the rest of the buffer as
a string if I've typed one double quote" thing that Emacs does in most
modes, but I don't think it's good user experience.  It's like when
you're typing in a credit card number on a web site and after you've
typed the first digit, you get a text in red saying "INVALID CREDIT CARD
NUMBER".  Hey, gimme a second...

It feels...  unfriendly...  when Emacs marks most of the buffer as
suddenly invalid when you're just trying to write a string.

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