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Re: makefile-mode font-lock bugs and annoyances

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: makefile-mode font-lock bugs and annoyances
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 10:13:39 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> the wheel.  But while font-lock allows additional properties, it will always
> also set the face...

Not true.  Just return (face nil ...).

>> ii) the timing is bad.
>> iii) the lack of consultation is bad.
> Granted!  But from my experience many developers don't half understand
> advanced makefiles and hardly mess with them.  Thus the impact here is way
> smaller than changes to, say, cc-mode.  Not really an excuse, but ...

The correct parsing part of your patch is of course OK.  The major changes
in highlighting is what puts people off (together with the idea that only
"GNUMakefile" can use GNU extensions).


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