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Re: font lock with functions

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: font lock with functions
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:04:16 +0300
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On 31.03.2020 17:56, Stefan Monnier wrote:
        (while ...
          (put-text-property x y 'face 'foobar-face)
        ;; Return nil if you don't want font-lock to call you again right away
        ;; to "look for the next match".
I was going to suggesting this myself, but isn't this approach even more of
a hack (i.e. undocumented feature)?
I don't see it as a hack, no.  It would be nice for font-lock to provide
a more direct way to get the same result, but it's what we have.

OK, but we should probably document this possibility better, then.

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