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Re: jinx

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: jinx
Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2023 09:02:43 +0000

Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> writes:

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>   > > Is it possible to rename this to a clearer name?  Perhaps
>   > > program-text-flyspell-mode, or something else?  And then make it a
>   > > proper major mode?, following all the conventions for major modes?
>   > A major mode?? I think you misunderstood what it does.  It's simply a
>   > slightly modified flyspell-mode, conceptually clearly a minor-mode, 
> I stand corrected.
> But the name is still unhelpful.  It seems to enable Flyspell mode for
> strings and comments only.  But you'd never guess that from its name.
> The name suggests it is a mode function, but I doesn't follow the
> conventions for those.
> Can those things be corrected?

It should be possible to add a defalias with a different name, but
personally I don't think the name is that confusing.  The docstring is
pretty clear as well.  Then again, I know about prog-mode which is
something that newcomers might not?

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