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Re: define-derived-mode again (was: Emacs design question)

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: define-derived-mode again (was: Emacs design question)
Date: 22 Jul 2003 14:06:26 +0900

"Stefan Monnier" <monnier+gnu/address@hidden> writes:
> Many systems that offer inheritence take the view that there is
> a single "root" and that you necessarily inherit from somewhere.
> That's the reason why it doesn't bother me to say that every major
> mode is derived from another.

How about:

  (defalias 'define-major-mode 'define-derived-mode)

After all, major modes are major modes, whether derived or not; really
I'd think this name would be a bit clearer than the current one, and
it's natural enough to use `nil' for PARENT for non-derived modes.

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