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Re: Trouble fontifying /** ... */

From: Davin Pearson
Subject: Re: Trouble fontifying /** ... */
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 21:10:16 +1300

2009/2/2 Alan Mackenzie <>:
>> What about email attachments.  Are they acceptable?
> Sort of, I suppose.  But "acceptable" isn't perhaps the best way of
> looking at it.  The posts on are all competing for
> the attention of people able to answer them.  Anything which makes it a
> hassle to see what somebody is asking about reduces the chances of
> anybody bothering with this hassle.

I see your point here.  Simpler & Quicker for people reading my email
messages is better.

> Ouch!  I hate this sort of thing - software which imposes "helpful"
> features on you.  "Hey!  Gmail fills text for you AUTOMATICALLY!!!!".
> Then developers justify it with "but that's what \"most people\" want".
> Does this line splitting happen when you're composing the email (which
> you can correct, and isn't too bad, because you're only pasting in a
> small amount of text ;-), or after you've posted it (which is
> inexcusable)?
> Does Gmail perhaps have some options you could set to fix this?
> Something like "text width" or "automatic filling", or something?
> Gmail's written by Google, isn't it?  I thought they were decent software
> engineers.

Not that I can find.

> How about submitting a bug report to Gmail?  And if that doesn't get you
> anywhere, start using a decent email client instead?
> Anyhow, any progress with your font-locking stuff?

No luck as yet!

By the way, were you responsible for writing the original Emacs java-mode?

Sincerely and kindest regards, Davin.
Davin Pearson

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