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Re: checkdoc (was: mh-e 6.2 imminent)

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: checkdoc (was: mh-e 6.2 imminent)
Date: 24 Oct 2002 18:15:42 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> Have you tried it with a non `-face' face?  Customize-face will automatically
> put in a `face:' after the name to make it more clear.

Obviuosly not :-)

> > So in my option -face suffix is preferable, and I would actually
> > argue in favour of _recommending_ using it (which most lisp
> > packages seem to do anyway)!
> No, it's probably more about half and half.  In particular, the `base' faces
> (those defined in faces.el) don't use it.

Gnus/message/customize/widget/diff/ediff/font-lock all use the -face suffix.
Only the basic faces seem not to use the -face suffix.

> As far as I can figure, the use of `-face' results from people confusing
> faces with variables that point to faces; it seems that the latter used to
> be more common than they are now (e.g. the variables and faces used by
> font-lock).


Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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