[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: compilation-mode, face, font-lock-face

From: Davis Herring
Subject: Re: compilation-mode, face, font-lock-face
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 12:31:57 -0700
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/45.6.0

OK, I can understand that if there is no display then there
_cannot_ be any font-locking, so the `noninteractive' test
makes sense, I guess.

Even that is questionable -- there are many (unfortunate) situations in which font-lock is used to apply syntactically meaningful properties to the text that might then be used by Lisp programs. It's fine if font-lock skips configuring the lack of display, of course, and it could be OK for it to skip setting the face property (since a program that depended on examining it could be said to be broken). But even then, what if a non-interactive Emacs is supposed to be running tests of font-lock itself?


This product is sold by volume, not by mass. If it appears too dense or too sparse, it is because mass-energy conversion has occurred during shipping.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]