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bug#18369: 24.4.50; interactive spec of `facemenu-add-face'

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#18369: 24.4.50; interactive spec of `facemenu-add-face'
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:52:07 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> The interactive use of this command is not as convenient as it could be.
> Is there a good reason for this?
> Why does the interactive spec use "*xFace: \nr" (reading a sexp, no
> completion etc.)?  Why does it not use `read-face-name', as does
> `facemenu-set-face' (which calls `facemenu-add-face')?

I find these functions odd.

`facemenu-set-face' just does this:

  (facemenu-add-new-face face)
  (facemenu-add-face face start end)

after reading a face name with `read-face-name'.  So it's a very thin
shim over `facemenu-add-face'.

`M-x facemenu-add-face RET foo RET' and nothing happened.  Then I did
`M-x facemenu-add-face RET bold RET', and it errored out saying

Invalid face reference: foo


I have no idea what these two functions are supposed to be doing, but I
don't think...  they are doing...  whatever they should be doing.

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