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Re: current compile.el issues

From: Dave Love
Subject: Re: current compile.el issues
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 11:24:03 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.2 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>  * I think `compilation-context-lines' should default to 0, per
>>    previous behaviour.  That way you can tell what the current error
>>    line is.
> Several people have asked for that.  I have no preference and it's just
> a change of the default value of a variable, so anybody can do it.

Yes, but Emacs should DTRT by default.  (That seems to support what I
thought about developers' opinions on the topic.)

>>  * I find the highlighting of output files distracting when looking
>>    for errors in the output, but `compilation-mode-font-lock-keywords'
>>    isn't customizable to turn it off.
> Are you referring to the `face' or the `mouse-face' property?

No, the fact that foo.o is highlighted in patterns like `-o foo.o'
according to that variable.

>>  * Moving to errors in compilation-shell-minor-mode shifts point
>>    around so that it's no longer at the prompt -- I think it should
>>    just alter the window, if that's necessary to display the error
>>    message.
> By "moving to errors" you mean "with C-x ` or somesuch", right?


> Sounds like a bug indeed, although more minor.

It seems to be intentional, and it may even be necessary for the away
next-error works now -- I don't know.

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